27th September, 2010
Motorists and road users plying the Ozumba Mbadiweâ€“Ajah road on Saturday afternoon couldÂ not hold back tears when an unidentified motorcyclists, who defied the directive of theÂ Lagos State government banning commercial motorcyclistsÂ from plying certain areas in theÂ state for safety reasons, was crushed to death by a trailer with registration numberÂ 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 bikeÂ has registration number QS498EKY, rode his motorcycle recklessly and ran into the rearÂ 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 tollÂ gate on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway as motorists slowed down to catch a glimpse of the goryÂ scene.
However, the zonal commander of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA,Â Victoria Island, Mr. Ariyo Jimoh and officers from Bar Beach Police Station were onÂ ground to control the traffic.
The police later removed the corpse to the Isolo General Hospital mortuary while theÂ trailer driver has been detained at the Bar Beach, Police Division.