The lifeless bodies of two persons have been recovered after a tragic accident along the Barracks bus stop inward Iyana-Iba along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

A moving truck on the route crushed a motorcycle plying wrong way, leading to the immediate killing of two people.

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Lagos: Three Die As Truck Crushes Okada Plying ‘One-Way’

You see, many Nigerians have chosen to ignore the dangers that come with the act of plying wrong way, especially in a city like Lagos.

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The spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed the accident.

Trapped Bodies

He said officials of the agency successfully recovered the bodies.

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They were trapped under an empty long ‘Man-Diesel’ truck by Barracks Bus-stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos.

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According to him, two motorcycle passengers died instantly, and the rider later died at a hospital around Satellites Town.

“While the truck driver ran away after the accident, policemen from Onireke Police Division took away the recovered two bodies,” Taofiq said.

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Preliminary Investigations

He noted that preliminary investigations revealed that the truck driver was at top speed.

He lost control as a result of a rear busted tyre and rammed into a motorcycle plying wrong way.

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The Commander of LASTMA in Area D, Ogunremi Olanrewaju, reportedly spearheaded the recovery efforts along with his team.

Reports said they promptly cleared the truck and motorcycle from the road, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted vehicular movement on the Expressway.

In addition, the General Manager of LASTMA, Bakare-Oki Olalekan, emphasised the importance of truck drivers refraining from excessive speeding.

He also urged motorcycle operators to cease using wrong way routes and restricted areas throughout the state.

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