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General News of Wednesday, 13 January 2021


Truck crushes couple to death in Ogun state

A man and woman suspected to be a couple were on Tuesday, January 12 crushed to death in an accident involving a Toyota Camry car, Sino truck and a motorcycle.

The accident occurred around Odogbara, few metres from NNPC on the Sagamu-Ogijo road.

Spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in the state, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.

According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred at 7:40 am was caused by speeding, reckless riding and brake failure on the part of the motorcycle that has no registration number.

He added that the motorcycle hit the Camry car marked FKY-733 GF at the rear, fell across the road and the two passengers on the motorcycle were crushed by the truck coming behind, while the rider sustained injuries.

“According to an eyewitness, the motorcyclist was inbound Sagamu from 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.

Akinbiyi noted that six people were involved in the accident, with one person injured, while two persons died.

He concluded that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, while the injured was taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.

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