Okada man dies, others injured in Osun road accident

One person was confirmed dead, while some others were injured in a road accident involving a truck ladden with granite which reportedly experienced brake failure in Ikirun, Osun State.

An eyewitness said the truck involved in the accident emerged from Obaagun end of Ila/Ikirun road on Monday, and was descending the slope towards Akinrun’s palace gate when the accident occured.

In an attempt to salvage the situation, the driver of the truck, it was learnt, made efforts to stop the truck, but all to no avail, as the vehicle ran over everything on its path until it eventually stopped at the entrance to Akinrun’s palace.

While the deceased, said to be a commercial motorcyclist crushed by truck was confirmed dead on the spot, unspecified number of other commuters were also injured, and some vehicles were said to have damaged in the accident.

Speaking on the accident, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun state command, Kehinde Adeleke, said the incident happened around 1:35pm on Monday.

She further said, “around 13:35hrs, a truck loaded with granite had a brake failure at Oja-Oba in Ikirun and claimed one life identified as Mukaila Okedowo, an Okada rider.

“Also, many people sustained various degrees of injuries while many cars were also affected. Operatives of NSCDC, NPF and FRSC were deployed to evacuate the remains of the dead to the mortuary, while victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

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