Auto-clash claims a couple, injured others in Ogun state

On Tuesday, two persons suspected to be couple were reportedly crushed to death in an auto-clash involving a Toyota Camry car, a Sino truck and a motorcycle around Odogbara, close to NNPC along the Sagamu-Ogijo road, Ogun state.

The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, in the state capital, Abeokuta.

According to him, the incident which transpired at about 7:40 in the morning was a  result of speeding, reckless riding and brake failure on the part of the motorcycle that has no registration number.

He stated that the motorcycle hit the Camry car marked FKY-733 GF at the rear, fell across the road and the two passengers on the motorcycle were crushed by the truck coming behind, while the rider sustained injuries.

Akinbiyi added that six people were involved in the accident, with one person injured, while two persons died.

“According to an eyewitness, the motorcyclist was inbound Sagamu from Ogijo axis, when in an attempt to overtake the Camry car, after already overtaken three trailers hit the car from behind and it fell on the road.

“The trailer marked AGL-505 WX coming behind ran over them and the two passengers died on the spot while the motorcyclist was injured. Unfortunately, the deceased were husband and wife,” he said.

Furthermore, Akinbiyi noted that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the injured was taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.

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