Trailer Crushes Okada Rider On Restricted Route

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Motorists and road users plying the Ozumba Mbadiwe–Ajah road on Saturday afternoon could  not hold back tears when an unidentified motorcyclists, who defied the directive of the  Lagos State government banning commercial motorcyclists  from plying certain areas in the  state for safety reasons, was crushed to death by a trailer with registration number  XA573RRM.

The accident occurred near the Nigerian Law School on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Eye witnesses at the scene of the accident told P.M.NEWS that the Okada rider, whose bike  has registration number QS498EKY, rode his motorcycle recklessly and ran into the rear  tyre of the trailer and was crushed to death instantly.

The accident caused a traffic snarl on the busy highway stretching up to the new toll  gate on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway as motorists slowed down to catch a glimpse of the gory  scene.

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However, the zonal commander of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA,  Victoria Island, Mr. Ariyo Jimoh and officers from Bar Beach Police Station were on  ground to control the traffic.

The police later removed the corpse to the Isolo General Hospital mortuary while the  trailer driver has been detained at the Bar Beach, Police Division.

—Paul Iyoghojie