There was fear in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Wednesday as eight persons allegedly died in a crash involving a truck that bumped into four motorcycles at the Sheriff bus stop, Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area happened around 10 am as the truck that was heading for Odogunyan lost control and veered to the other side of the road and faced oncoming traffic.
NEWS NAIJA further learned that the truck rammed into the motorcycles before it stopped by the burglar rods of a nearby filling station.
The remains of the victims were evacuated by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps at the scene of the accident.
An eyewitness simply identified as Ben said “I think the brakes of the truck failed. I saw eight dead bodies being carried away and the four crushed motorcycles. One of the victims called to inform his family that he was involved in an accident before dying. The FRSC, the police, and some soldiers were on the ground,”
Another eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that the truck suffered a burst tyre before it veered to the other side of the road to face motorists heading for Ikorodu.
The eyewitness stated “The truck diverted from its lane to the other side. It hit an Acura SUV before colliding with the motorcycles. I saw three motorcycles coming from Odoguyan cleared. I counted seven bodies when the FRSC personnel came to pick up the dead bodies,”
Meanwhile, when our source visited the scene, the clothes of some of the victims and shattered glasses were seen on the road.
The accident led to a clash between the police and motorcycle riders in the area, which resulted in gridlock.
The police had restored calm to the area as of the time of filing this report.