Unfortunately, a fatal accident in Abeokuta, Ogun State, claimed the lives of two siblings yesterday, at about 7:57 am. The accident was confirmed by Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to Akinbiyi, the incident involved a MAN diesel truck marked SHR 35 XA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked LSD 638 QB. He stated that it was caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcyclist.
“According to eyewitness account, the four persons on the motorcycle are students of Idagba Community High School, Sotubo and Wesley primary school, Ogijo, with one them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school.
“In an attempt for the motorcyclist to find its way in between two trailers, the motorcycle fell on its side and the rear tyre of one of the trailers ran over them.
“Two of the passengers on the motorcycle, who are brothers from the same parents died on the spot.”
While sending his condolence to the affected family, Akinbiyi explained that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while the injured were taken to same hospital for treatment. He advised motorcyclists and other drivers against reckless driving.