Two students of same parents were on Thursday crushed to death in an accident involving a Bajaj motorcycle and a MAN diesel truck on the Sagamu- Ikorodu road.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the incident, which involved a MAN diesel truck marked SHR 35 XA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked LSD 638 QB happened around 7:57a.m., 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 of them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school.
“In an attempt by the motorcyclist to find his 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,” he said.
Akinbiyi explained that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, while the injured were taken to same hospital for treatment.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased while appealing to commercial motorcyclists to always exercise patience, caution and avoid reckless and dangerous riding.