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Truck crushes motorcyclist, passenger to death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The truck did not carry a number plate when the accident happened, officials said.

• October 4, 2020
Lagos-Ibadan-expressway. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]
Lagos-Ibadan-expressway. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

A motorcycle rider and his passenger were on Sunday crushed to death by a Mack truck around Mowe in Ogun on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), said the accident occurred at 10: a.m. on Sunday and it involved a Mack truck with no number plate and a motorcycle marked: PKA 147 VF.

The TRACE spokesman said that the motorcycle rider was riding against traffic before ramming into the incoming truck who was heading toward Sagamu interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“According to  an eyewitness account,  the motorcyclist was riding against traffic (route violation) from the  Redeemed Camp  to Mowe before it ran into the Mack truck which was on its legitimate lane heading toward the  Interchange,” Mr. Akinbiyi said.

He added that the corpses of the  deceased had been deposited at Fakoya Private Morgue in Sagamu while the truck and the motorcycle had been taken to  the police custody.

Motorcycle riders have been asked to avoid driving in a direction prohibited by traffic (One-Way) particularly on an expressway due to its attendant risk.

The crash came barely days after a crash involving a truck and a passenger bus killed nine travellers on the same road, which has long been notorious for deadly crashes.


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