A commercial motorcyclist was on Wednesday crushed to death along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State in an accident that got six other persons injured.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirm the accident, said it happened around Arepo bus stop at about 1:10 pm.
According to the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, an unregistered Lexus car had rammed into two Bajaj motorcycles with registration numbers, FFF617 QM and LAR489VY.
Okpe told DAILY POST that a total of eight persons, all male, were involved in the tragic incident.
“Six persons were injured, one person unhurt and unfortunately, one person was killed,” she said.
Okpe attributed the cause of the accident to route violation and overspeeding, which she said, led to the loss of control on the part of the unregistered Lexus car as it rammed into the motorcycles.
She explained that the injured victims were taken to Emergency Hospital, Ojota and Real Divine Touch Hospital, Ibafo for proper medical attention, stating that the dead body was deposited at Divine Touch Hospital morgue.
However, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Ahmed Umar, described the incident as one that could be averted if rules and regulations were properly obeyed.
He also commiserated with the families of the accident victims, admonishing motorists to always consider other road users.