In Ogun State, a tragic incident occurred on the Alagbon-Olorunda Bridge on the Owode-Idiroko Road. A person lost their life and another individual was critically injured as a result of a truck losing control.
The authorities have not yet identified the victim.
The South-West Area Commander of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Adekunle Ajibade, released a statement on Saturday, blaming the accident on the truck’s excessive speed.
The accident, which took place at approximately 4:15 pm on Friday, involved a Mercedes-Benz truck without a license plate and a Bajaj motorcycle with the registration number DGB 504 VK.
Four people were affected by the crash, with one losing their life, one sustaining injuries, and two escaping unscathed.
According to Ajibade, the speeding truck collided with the motorcycle and caused it to plunge into the river.
“The injured victim was taken to hospital before our arrival while the dead one has been claimed by his relatives for the burial rites,” he said.
In light of this incident, Ajibade cautioned drivers and motorcyclists to refrain from careless driving and excessive speeding to reduce or prevent accidents during the festive season.