Trailer crushes Okada rider to death in Lagos – See Photos
Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, on Thursday said it received a distress call at about 9.19 am concerning an accident at Daleko Bridge inward Isolo in Lagos.
Its spokesman, Kehinde Adebayo, stated that the alert prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Emergency Response Team to the scene of the accident.
”Investigation conducted by the Agency’s ERT on getting to the scene of the incident revealed that a bike man was crushed under a trailer while trying to make a u-turn”, he said.
”The driver of the trailer absconded immediately the accident occurred but was later apprehended by the Police officers and was taken to Olosan Police Station, Mushin for further interrogation”.
”Unfortunately, the driver of the motorcycle identified as Biliaminu Olayiwola lost his life. His corpse was recovered by the LASEMA Response Team and handed over to the Police.
“The trailer was recovered off the road with a tow truck provided by LASTMA and moved to a safe place nearby thereby ensuring free vehicular movements”.
Adebayo added that LAESMA ERT attached with
NSCDC officers, alongside LASAMBUS, LASTMA, Lagos State Fire Service from Isolo station, Nigeria Police Force and FRSC were the responders at the scene.
Speaking on the accident, LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu advised motorist and bike riders to always ensure utmost safety while on the highway to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.