A Mack truck heading towards Sagamu interchange on Sunday crushed a traffic rule violating motorcyclist and his passenger to death in Mowe, Ogun State, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
A spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident on Sunday, adding that it happened around 10am.
Akinbiyi said while the Mack truck had no number plate, the motorcycle was marked PKA 147 VF.
The TRACE official stated that the motorcyclist was riding against traffic before ramming into the truck, which was heading towards the Sagamu Interchange.
Akinbiyi said, “According to an eyewitness, the motorcyclist rode against traffic from Redeemed to Mowe before it rammed into the Mack truck, which was on its legitimate lane heading towards the Sagamu Interchange.”
He added that the deceased had been deposited at the Fakoya private morgue in Sagamu, while the truck and the motorcycle were in police custody.
Akinbiyi appealed to motorists and motorcyclists to avoid driving against traffic, particularly on an expressway, due to the risks.