Tragedy struck on Iloawela road in Ogun state around 12:59 a.m. on Sunday.

A motorcyclist was crushed to death by a hit-and-run truck driver in what looked like another avoidable accident.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), explained that the accident was caused by dangerous riding by the motorcyclist and also excessive speeding on the part of the truck driver.

“The truck hit the motorcycle and, in the process, and the rider died on the spot while two other passengers sustained injuries,” he said.

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The public relations officer said the injured persons were taken to Ifo General Hospital, while the deceased’s body was deposited at the mogue of the same hospital.

The truck has not yet been identified while the motorcycle was a red Boxer with registration number ABG 973 QB.

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