Truck crushes Mother, daughter, motorcyclist to death in Ijebu-Ode - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Monday, 2 August 2021

Truck crushes Mother, daughter, motorcyclist to death in Ijebu-Ode

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A granite laden truck on Monday crashed into a building around Imepe, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, killing a woman, her daughter and a motorcyclist 

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

Akinbiyi noted that  the truck was coming from Ago-Iwoye Quarry axis, when the driver lost control of the wheels due to speeding and crashed into a roadside building at Imepe area of Ijebu Ode, killing the three persons. 

It was gathered that some of the victims were reportedly trapped under the ill-fated truck.

Akinbiyi explained that the incident occurred at about 2:40pm, and blamed it on speeding and dangerous driving on the part of the driver.

He said driver of the truck and the motor-boy had bolted to avoid being lynched by the mob.

“The  truck loaded with granite was coming from Ago-Iwoye Quarry axis inbound Ijebu-Ode, around Lagos Garrage axis, at Imepe, when the truck suddenly lost control, due to over speeding and reckless driving, and entered a building by the road side, killing a motorcycle rider, a woman and her daughter, standing in front of the building at that time,” Akinbiyi said.

The TRACE spokesman said the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijebu Ode.

He commiserated with the families of the deceased, and cautioned truck drivers “to avoid speeding, reckless driving and ensure their vehicles are properly maintained, in view of its attendant consequences.”