Two dead, two injured in fatal road crash in Ogun State
A road accident involving a motorcycle and a tipper lorry has claimed the lives of the motorcyclist and his passenger, while two other persons involved in the accident were severely injured.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the event said the accident occurred around 8:10 am around Indomie axis, inbound Idiroko road.
According to Akinbiyi, the accident involved a white and blue coloured Iveco Tipper, with registration number, XA977JBD and a Honda motorcycle with number plate, LAR935WT.
“The Okada rider was inbound Oju-Ore, Ota, from Iyana-Iyesi, around Winners axis, when he suddenly decided to face incoming traffic, by driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law (one way) from Oju-Ore to Idiroko, due to traffic congestion,” Akinbiyi said per DailyPost.
“In the process of maneuvering in-between vehicles, including a tipper loaded with granite and the motorcycle in front of it, the tipper ran over them and the Okada rider and one of the two passengers he was carrying died on the spot.
“The two dead victims’ bodies have been deposited at the morgue of Ifo General Hospital, while the driver of the tipper and the accidented vehicle, as well as the motorcycle, have been taken to the Onipanu Divisional Police Station, Ota.”