OPay rider, passenger crushed to death in Lagos


A soft drink-laden truck, on Wednesday, crushed to death a yet-to-be-identified operator of the OPay motorbike ride-hailing service and his passenger.

The accident occurred on the Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, around 2.20pm.

There were conflicting accounts of how the crash happened, with some eyewitnesses accusing the truck driver of swerving in the direction of the motorcycle and crushing the rider and his passenger to death, while others stated that the OPay motorcyclist rode against the traffic and ran into the path of the truck while trying to manoeuvre his way.

One of our correspondents gathered that the truck driver, who was almost lynched by other motorcyclists, was rescued by the police and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps.


It was learnt that the truck, with number plate KSF837XV, and the driver had been moved to the Warewa Police Station in Ogun State.

The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident, stated that it was caused by wrongful overtaking, adding that the corpses had been deposited in a morgue.

Oladele, who noted that motorcycles not higher than 200 cubic capacity were not allowed to ply the expressway, urged motorcyclists to desist from plying the highways, adding that they exposed themselves and their passengers to danger.


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