A truck has crushed three people travelling on a motorcycle to death in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Our reporter gathered that the accident occurred on Sunday night around Ago Oko area of the state capital.
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The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi said the accident occurred when the rider of the motorcycle was trying to overtake the truck from the right side.
He added that, in the process of overtaking the truck, the motorcycle collided with another speeding motorcycle which threw them under the truck.
Akinbiyi said, “We gathered from eyewitnesses that the motorcycle was trying to overtake a Dangote truck from the right. Unfortunately, another speeding bike collided with the victims’ bike from the rear, throwing them underneath the moving truck on the fast lane.
“The three of them on the motorcycle were crushed to death in the process.
“A phone retrieved at the scene was used to connect the relations of the deceased and the corpses were taken away by their family,” he said.
Akinbiyi, however, said that the truck was still at the accident scene, saying that hoodlums used the opportunity to loot the truck after chasing away police and TRACE officials from the scene.