Truck crushes Bajaj motorcycle rider to death in Ogun

A commercial motor cycle operator has been crushed to death by a truck in an early morning accident along Lagos – Abeokuta road on Monday.

The accident which occurred at the Ifo stretch of the Lagos – Abeokuta road, involved Iveco truck with registration number AAA 921 XA and Bajaj motorcycle marked FKJ 880 QB.

It was learnt that the driver of the Iveco truck lost control of the wheel when he allegedly dozed – off and veered into the right of way of the motorcycle rider, crushing him from the rear into in a stationary unmarked Mack truck which was earlier involved in an accident on Sunday night with a Mercedes Benz car marked EG 283 KJA.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, said the commercial motorcycle rider died on the spot and that his remains have been taken to the State General Hospital, Ifo.

“An Iveko Truck, which was travelling early this morning, lost control due to fatigue, according to eye witness account, and then rammed into the motorcycle rider (okada rider) from behind against the two accidents vehicles that happened on Sunday night.

The driver of the Iveko Truck, the accident vehicles, including the motorcycle, have been evacuated to the Ifo Divisional Police Headquarters,” Akinbiyi said.

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