Trailer kills six in Lagos

By The Rainbow

About six persons were crushed to death in a road accident that involved two heavy duty articulated vehicles and an Eko meat van.

Eyewitness accounts say that several  others sustained  varying degrees of injury.

The accident occurred at Ajayi Farm Bus Stop, , along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

According to the accounts, the accident was triggered off when  a commercial motorcyclist who was evading arrest from the policemen plying on a major road contrary to the laws of Lagos State, lost control of vehicle.

Lagos State Government has since last year banned commercial motorcycles on 495 roads in the state.

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.

Victims included five passers-by at the scene and an occupant of the EKo Meat van.