A man and his wife have been crushed to death in an accident involving a Toyota Camry car, a Sino truck and a motorcycle in Ogun State.
The road accident was said to have occurred around Odogbara, on the Sagamu-Ogijo highway, at about 7:40am on Tuesday.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, spokesperson of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said that the accident was caused by speeding, reckless riding and break failure on the part of the motorcycle with no registration number.
He stated 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.
Akinbiyi added that six people were involved in the accident, with one person injured, while two persons died.
“According to eyewitness, the motorcyclist was inbound Sagamu from Ogijo axis, when in an attempt to overtook the Camry car, after already overtaken three trailers hit the car from behind and it fell 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.
The TRACE spokesperson noted that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the injured victim was taken to Idera Hospital for treatment.
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