Okada rider dies, two passengers sustain injuries in road crash

Okada rider dies, two passengers sustain injuries in road crash

A commercial motorcyclist has died while his two passengers sustained injuries in a road crash in Ogun State.

The Ogun police command said the crash was recorded on Friday along the Lusada-Igbesa road, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

A truck driver identified as Muyiwa Akinranti had reported the incident to the police.

According to Omolola Odutola, the police spokesperson in Ogun, Akinranti told the police that the accident occurred as he was driving his truck, with registration number SYE 982XA, from Lusada inward Igbesa at Gasline.

The driver had said that while he was preparing to turn towards Lusada at a turning lane, he noticed a vehicle approaching from Igbesa towards Lusada, and “as he waited for the vehicle to pass, a reckless motorcycle rider, riding on top speed from Lusada collided with the left side of his truck.”

He had stated further that he alighted from his truck to assess the impact of the collision, unfortunately it resulted in serious injuries to the three occupants involved.

The trio were reportedly rushed to St. Ann Hospital in Lusada, where 35-year-old Joshua Zossu, the okada rider, was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.

Odutola added that the two passengers, Messrs Yusuf Yinka and Moses Stephen, are responding to treatment.

The vehicle, DAILY POST learnt, had been recovered for further inspection, while the corpse was released to the family after presenting a sworn affidavit for withdrawal of the case.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, while condoling with the bereaved family, reminded drivers, bike riders and other road users to observe safety measures on the road

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