METRO/CRIME

3 Dead As Truck Rams Into Motorcycle Along Badagry Expressway

 

Two dead bodies were recovered under an empty long ‘Man-Diesel’ truck which rammed into a motorcycle plying one-way along Lagos-Badagry expressway.

It was gathered that the two dead bodies were passengers on the motorcycle and that the rider later died at a hospital.

Meanwhile, the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of Lagos State Traffick Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement issued on Saturday, confirmed that the two motorcycle passengers died instantly, adding that the rider later died at a hospital around Satellites 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.

“While the truck driver ran away after the accident, Police men from ‘Onireke’ Police Division’ took away the recovered two (2) dead bodies.

“Lastma Ogunremi Olanrewaju (Lastma Commander Area D) who led the recovery operations and his team immediately evacuated the truck and motorcycle off the road for an unhindered free vehicular movement around the Expressway.

“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare-Oki Olalekan while warning truck drivers to always stop over speeding however appealed to motorcycle operators to stop playing one-way including all restricted routes across the State”, said Taofiq.

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