29th September 2023

Speeding driver crushes motorcyclists, passenger to death in Abeokuta, flees

A reckless driver crushed three persons to death on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, said the driver of the Ford Mondeo car, coming from Quarry Road, lost control, ran over the roundabout at the Agbeloba junction and rammed into two motorcycle riders discharging passengers.

The car, it was gathered, later rammed into a container shop used for betting.

“Okada riders and a female passenger were killed instantly, due to the impact of the collision,” TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi said, regretting that “the driver escaped among the crowd who came as sympathisers to the scene.”

Akinbiyi said the victims’ bodies were taken away by family members, who identified them.

While commiserating with the families of the victims, Akinbiyi warned motorists to avoid excessive speed, particularly while driving within or around major towns.

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