Commercial motorcyclist, passenger injured in Lagos accident

Commercial motorcyclist, passenger injured in Lagos accident.
Commercial motorcyclist, passenger injured in Lagos accident.The truck involved in the accident. Photo credit: Ifeoluwa Adediran

A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger sustained serious injuries after they ran into a truck at the Sabo area of Ikorodu on Thursday.

The collision left the motorcyclist unconscious while his passenger sustained injuries on both legs.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident was caused by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

“I was there when it happened, LASTMA caused it,” said the witness who preferred not to be named.

“This is what happened, they caught one Vanagon (yellow bus) and told him to park by the side of the road. The truck was coming and was not speeding at all, the truck while swerving to the other side, collided with the bike which was already by the side.

“If you look at it, the truck did not hit the bike from the front, the bike was already by the side, he was trying to swerve to pass on the narrow road.”

Another commercial motorcyclist who witnessed the accident also said the truck driver was not at fault.

“It was those LASTMA people,” he said.

“Immediately it happened, they drove their car away from the scene but they wouldn’t have driven the car far from here.”

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter who also witnessed the accident saw the motorcycle passenger groaning in pains.

After some minutes, police officers around the scene stopped a commercial tricycle with which they used to convey the passenger to the hospital.

The commercial motorcyclist later regained consciousness after his colleagues poured water on him.

A LASTMA officer present at the scene declined to speak about the incident.

A police officer who came to the scene from the nearby Sabo police station said that the case would be investigated.

“The truck and the bike will be towed from the scene,” he added.

Coronavirus factsheet


PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.