Two speeding motorcyclists crushed to death by truck


Two speeding motorcyclists were crushed to death  around 8.25pm on Friday in an accident involving two motorcycles and a Leyland truck in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.

The accident occurred opposite Forte Oil filling station  around Kotopo  on Abeokuta-lbadan Road.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ovum State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  confirmed the incident on Saturday in Abeokuta.

He said the accident occurred at 8.25pm and was caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcyclists.

He said that due to reckless driving the two motorcyclists rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction.

Akinbiyi added that the accident involved two Bajaj motorcycles, one of which bore number plate SGM 006 VG while the other had no number plate  and a Leyland truck bore number plate AAB 969 XV.

He said, “The accident was caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcyclists , as they rammed into a truck moving in the opposite direction.

“The two motorcycles and the  truck have been taken to Aregbe police station in Abeokuta.”

He added that the corpse of one of the deceased was taken away by his relatives while the body of the second person was deposited at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba in Abeokuta after being confirmed dead by a medical doctor at the hospital.


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