Gist: Truck crushes three to death in Ogun

Three persons were on Saturday killed in an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle at Onibukun area along Sango-Idiroko in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Spokesman for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident involved a truck with registration number Lagos EKY 644 WH and a motorcycle with registration number FFF 398WH.

According to Akinbiyi, the accident was caused as a result of wrongful overtaking by the motorcycle rider.

He said five persons were involved, but, three were killed in the accident.

Akinbiyi said the three victims were the two passengers on the motorcycle and the motorcycle rider.

He said the corpses of the victims have been taken to the General Hospital, Ota.

While explaining the cause of the accident, Akinbiyi said he learnt the truck and motorcycle were coming from Idiroko to Sango-Ota.

He said, “In an attempt by the motorcycle rider, who had two passengers to overtake the truck from the left through a narrow space, the truck crushed them and all of them died on the spot.

“The accidented truck and motorcycle, as well as the driver of truck and motor boy have been taken to Onipanu Police Station, Ota.

“Two of the dead have been collected by their relatives while the remaining dead passenger’s body has been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ota”.

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