The sector commander said 12 vehicles, comprising three luxurious buses, four tricycles, three motorcycles and a yellow bus, were involved in the explosion.
Mr Okusi emphasised the need to caution motorists driving against traffic at the Ewekoro area on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway because they were always adamant.
The passerby died in multiple accidents that involved three vehicles at the toll gate on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.
The Nigeria Labour Congress locked down the Sango-Ota section of the highway on Wednesday in protest to the deplorable conditions of the road.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions, ‘We don’t want palliatives’, ‘we want good roads’, ‘Dapo Abiodun save our souls from bad roads’, and ‘We
The motorcyclist, on top speed, was trying to overtake a vehicle at a diversion when it collided with the truck going in the opposite direction, a TRACE official said.
Nothing gives motorists the liberty to break traffic regulations.
The TRACE spokesman urged motorists to avoid speeding, especially during the rainy season, and not to use a mobile phone while driving.
The accused pleads not guilty.