Yesterday,There was a man was pictured dead on the scene of a fatal accident on 3rd mainland bridge, Lagos state. Now,the cause of the accident has been revealed. According to Punch.. Two riders on a motorcycle with number plate, KJA405QO, were crushed to death by a vehicle driven by a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday. Our correspondent, who visited the scene, learnt that the deceased riders were riding against the traffic inwards Lagos Island when they were crushed to death. A traffic official, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the deceased riders rode along with others in a convoy.
“I was at Oworonshoki when I saw about four motorcycles driving against traffic inwards Lagos Island.
“They drove against the traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for reasons still unknown.
“When they got to the bridge, one of the motorcycles, which had two persons, was knocked down by a wine-coloured Toyota Picnic with number plate, BDG60CL.
“The two guys on the bike died on the spot, while their colleagues fled.”
The policeman who also sustained minor injuries said he tried to avoid the men riding against the traffic, but the riders were on top speed.
Upon searching the victims, a pair of scissors and a national identity card were found on one of the victims, whose hand had been severed from the body.
A policeman, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, wondered why the victims rode against the traffic when both sides of the road were relatively free.