A road crash involving a Bajaj motorcycle and Man diesel truck yesterday claimed the lives of two students from the same parents along the Sagamu-Ikorodu Road.
The Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, blamed the accident on reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcycle rider.
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“According to eyewitness account, the four persons on the motorcycle are students of Idagba Community High School Sotubo, and Wesley Primary School Ogijo, with one them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school.
“In an attempt for the motorcyclist to find its way in between two trailers, the motorcycle fell on its side and the rear tyre of one of the trailers ran over them.
“Two of the passengers on the motorcycle, who are brothers from the same parents died on the spot,” he said.
Akinbiyi explained that the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu while the injured were taken to same hospital for treatment.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased while appealing to commercial motorcyclists to always exercise patience, caution and avoid reckless and dangerous riding.