Trailer crushes three to death in Abeokuta in Ogun

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THREE persons were crushed to death in an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle around Abiola Way, close to Iyana Mortuary in Abeokuta yesterday.

Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta today.

Akinbiyi explained that the motorcycle rider, according to an eyewitness, lost control and got crushed in an attempt to overtake the trailer.

The eyewitness said that the rider and his two passengers died on the spot.

The TRACE spokesman explained that the incident happened around 8pm on Friday.
Akinbiyi said the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.

He appealed to motorists to avoid wrongful overtaking, drive carefully and always obey traffic rules and regulations.