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Trailer Crushes Okada Rider, 2 Passengers To Death | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jan 13, 2024

 

A motorcyclist riding on ‘one-way’, and his two passengers, were crushed to death on the the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos, on Saturday.

DAILY POST recalls that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently, arrested some Okada riders, including a soldier, who were riding against the flow of traffic along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

The development elicited mixed reactions from members of the public.

The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Olalekan Bakare-Oki, while warning truck drivers to always stop over speeding, however appealed to motorcycle operators to stop plying one-way and all restricted routes across the state.

The incident which happened by Barracks Bus-Stop, along Lagos- Badagry Expressway, Lagos, saw operatives of LASTMA recovering the lifeless bodies trapped under an empty long ‘Man-Diesel’ truck.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr Taofiq Adebayo, confirmed that the deceased were passengers on a motorcycle riding on ‘one-way’.

According to Adebayo, “While the two motorcycle passengers died instantly, the rider later died at a hospital around Satellite Town.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that a truck driver while on a top speed lost control as a result of a rear busted tyre and rammed into a motorcycle plying one-way by Barracks Bus-Stop inward Iyana-Iba along Lagos-Badagry Expressway.”

By Matthew Atungwu

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