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Trailer Kills Six in Lagos

07 Jun 2013

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Chiemelie Ezeobi


About six persons were Thursday crushed to death and several others left with varying degrees of injury in an accident, which occured at Ajayi Farm Bus stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.


Although the identities of the deceased persons were yet to be ascertained as at press time, it was however, gathered that one of the victims was identified as Samuel, a member of staff of Slot, a telecommunications company.

THISDAY gathered that the accident caused by a commercial motorcyclist, who lost control, while trying to evade arrest from policemen for contravening the Lagos State Government’s ban on commercial motorcycles on 495 roads in the state.
His alleged reckless driving was said to have triggered off a chain of events, which resulted in a multiple crash, involving two heavy duty articulated trailers and an Eko Meat van.

At the scene of the crash, about five passersby and the occupant of the van, an initiative of the state government for transporting, distributing, and selling butchered meat, were killed on the spot.
According to eyewitness account, the driver of the heavy duty truck had collided with the van because he was trying to avoid the commercial motorcyclist, who had swerved right in front of the truck without any prior notice.

Tags: News, Nigeria, Featured, Trailer, Lagos

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