Truck crushes student, tricycle rider in Ibadan


A tricycle rider simply identified as Kayode was on Thursday crushed to death in a road accident involving an articulated truck and three commercial tricycles.

The accident occurred around Airport junction, Alaska, Ibadan, the Oyo state city.

According to an eyewitness, the truck ran over the head of the victim, after it rammed into three of the commercial tricycles where they were parked.

It was gathered that the driver of the truck while trying to escape from the scene was captured by angry youths who gave him a hot chase.

Before he was captured by the youths, the truck driver was said to have also knocked down a student over the Airport flyover.

The driver was later handed over to the police at the Gbagi Police Station alongside the damaged tricycles.

According to sources, the accident occurred due to excessive speeding by the truck driver.

The quick intervention of security operatives, including Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Air Force who stormed the scene forestalled the breakdown of law and order

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