Truck crushes okada rider to death in Ogun


An okada rider was on Monday crushed to death by a Daf truck marked XA 539 BBJ around Olowotedo opposite Deeper life on the Lagos -Ibadan expressway. 

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

He said that the accident occurred around 11am, saying that a hit and run car had hit the motorcycle marked WDE 415 VD to the side of the moving truck which unknowingly crushed the rider to death. 

“According to an eye witness , a hit and run car from behind hit the motorcyclist into the front of a moving truck, which ran over him and he died immediately. 

“The incident created a pandemonium for some minutes along the express road with area boys beating and hitting everyone in sight because the deceased pillion rider is a resident in the axis,” he said. 

Akinbiyi explained that the driver of the truck had been arrested by the police and taken to Mowe Divisional Police Command for interrogation.

He said that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Idera Hospital, Sagamu.
He  commiserated with the family of the deceased while also enjoining motorcyclists to avoid plying the expressway because the risk involved.

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