Truck Crushes Couples To Death In Ogun State
An auto accident involving a Toyota Camry car, Sino truck and a motorcycle around Odogbara, on the Sagamu-Ogijo Road, has killed two persons suspected to be husband and wife.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in the state, reported the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Akinbiyi said the accident occurred at 7.40 am.
He said it was caused by speeding, recklessness and brake failure on the part of the motorcycle with no registration number carrying a man and a woman.
He stated that the motorcycle hit the car marked FKY-733 GF at the rear end and the two passengers on the motorbike were crushed to death by an oncoming truck.
The rider was said to have survived, but with severe injuries.
Akinbiyi said, “According to an eyewitness, the motorcyclist was going to Sagamu from the Ogijo axis, when in an attempt to overtake the Camry car, after already overtaking three trailers, hit the car from behind before falling on the road.
“The trailer marked AGL-505 WX coming behind ran over them and the two passengers died on the spot while the motorcyclist was injured. Unfortunately, the deceased were husband and wife,” he said.