Outrage, as truck crushes Okada rider to death on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

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By Bose Adelaja
There was outrage, on Monday, on the Ogun State axis of
Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, following the death of a male
motorcyclist allegedly crushed to death by a truck.
The incident occurred at about 11 am, at Olowotedo,
adjacent to a new generation church camp, inbound
Lagos State.
The tragedy was recorded when a hit and run car
reportedly hit the motorcycle with number plate WDE 415
VD, from the rear, such that it summersault and ended up
being crushed by the truck with number plate XA 539
BBJ also travelling in the same direction.
Pandemonium later broke out, as some miscreants were
said to have rushed to the scene and took the law into
their hand by attacking road users and vandalising
vehicles at sight, in vengeance.
READ ALSO: Four die, two injured in
Ogun road accident
It was gathered that the late motorcyclist was identified
as a resident but law enforcement agents quickly doused
the tension by impounding the truck and arrested its
driver.
The development was said to have hampered the free
flow of traffic but the prompt intervention of men of
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Ogun State Traffic
Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) restored
sanity to the axis.
At press time, the accident vehicles have been taken to
Mowe Divisional Police Command for investigations
while the body had been deposited at the morgue.
TRACE Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Akinbiyi who
confirmed the development to Vanguard said a
temporary diversion was created to ease traffic.
Also, he commiserated with the affected victims over
their loss and enjoined motorcyclists to disengage fromplying the expressway.


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