At least three persons were reportedly killed when a truck hit them on a motorcycle on Sunday night around Ago Oko in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at 8pm.
The incident was confirmed by Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Spokesman, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The TRACE spokesman stated that the rider of the motorcycle was trying to overtake the truck from the right, saying that in the process, it collided with another speeding motorcycle which threw them under the truck.
According to him, “We gathered from eyewitness 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 moving truck on the fast lane,.
“The three of them on the motorcycle were crushed to death in the process.
“A phone retrieved at scene was used to connect the relations of the deceased and the corpses were taken away by their family”, he stated.
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.