Three persons died, while several others were injured, on Friday, in Isara, Ogun State, in an accident that occurred after two commercial motorcyclists spun their bikes in a practice on Lagos–Ibadan Expressway.
Witnesses told Saturday Tribune that the young men, believed to be from the Northern part of the country, had ridden from Isara onto the expressway and decided to practise spinning while waiting for passengers.
It was learnt that while the stunt was on, two 14-seater buses, which suddenly came upon the men were forced to slow down to avoid crushing them, but the decision came at a cost.
A trailer coming behind the buses on a top speed pushed them off the road. Three occupants of the vehicles and reportedly died from the impact of the accident.
“Despite the blaring of the buses, the boys continued trying to outsmart each other on the road,” said a witness.
It was gathered that one of the buses, marked: XX 403 FST, with the inscription: “Sunshine Express,” loaded from Ojota, Lagos and was headed for Akure, Ondo State, while the other, a white colour bus, departed Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, with Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State-bound passengers.
Saturday Tribune learnt that while one of the okada riders later died from an injury he sustained in the accident, the injured passengers were rushed to TC Hospital and Fakoya Hospital, both in Sagamu, by security operatives.