ABEOKUTA – Tragedy struck on Saturday evening, as a motorcyclist was crushed to death in an accident involving an Iveco truck , a Volkswagen Golf and a motorcycle at Onikoko – Adigbe area of Abeokuta.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Public Relations Officer, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, explained that the truck with registration number LSD 464 XW lost control due to speeding, rammed into the motorcycle with registration number TRE 522 WE and the Golf car marked TTD 151 XA.
He said that the motorcycle rider died on the spot in the accident which happened around 3pm.
“Learnt the Iveco truck was driving inbound Onikoko-Adigbe while the motorcyclist and the Golf car were driving outbound Adigbe to Panseke when the accident happened.
“The truck, due to speeding , lost control and rammed into the motorcycle and Golf car coming from the opposite lane which resulted into the death of the motocyclist immediately,” he said.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the dead body was deposited at hope hospital , Adigbe, Abeokuta but later collected by the Hausa community in Adigbe for burial, according to Islamic injunction.
He noted that the injured truck driver was taken to Hope hospital while the accidented vehicles involved in the accident had been taken to Adigbe Police Station.