One dies as car plunges into Ogun river

A yet-to-be-identified person has died and another severely injury after a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda Bridge along Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State, Sunday PUNCH has learnt.

The South-West Area Commander of The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement, adding that the incident was due to speeding.

Ajibade explained that the accident, which happened on Friday around 4:15 pm involved a Mercedes-Benz truck with no registration number and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number DGB 504 VK.

He added that four persons were involved in the accident. One person was confirmed dead and another person was injured while two others came out unhurt.

The commander further stated that the Mercedes-Benz truck lost control due to speeding and rammed into a commercial motorcyclist, thus plunging into the river.

“The injured victim was taken to hospital before our arrival, while the dead one has been claimed by his relatives for the burial rites,” he said.

Ajibade cautioned motorists and motorcycle riders against reckless driving and excessive speeding to reduce or eliminate accidents during this Yuletide season.

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