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Okada rider, passenger die in Ondo road accident –

A commercial motorbike driver and his passenger died in a crash on Oba ile/Akure Road in the Northern Local Government Area of ​​Akure, Ondo State in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The commercial motorcyclist is understood to have crashed into a stationary vehicle on the road as he was transporting a sick passenger to hospital about 5.30am.

The motorcycle had no headlights and the rider was using touch lights to guide himself when they hit the vehicle, a source said, adding that the two men died at the scene before any help could reach them.

He explained that a truck belonging to the block industry had broken down the previous day and the motorcyclist hadn’t noticed.

“The driver of a commercial motorcycle coming from the Oba-Ile axis and heading at full speed into Akure hit the stationary vehicle,” he said.

“The commercial motorcyclist was one of our colleagues who lived in Akure. He left early in the morning to pick up a brother who had been ill for a while at the hospital.

“There aren’t any lights on the motorcycle, the rider just uses the touch light to illuminate the darkness, unaware that there is a stationary truck on the road.

“Commercial motorcycle driver and his passenger died instantly after hitting the truck despite a ‘C Warning’ sign and some obstacles in the road”

State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of the two men have been deposited in the mortuary of the Akure Specialized Hospital.

Odunlami advised motorists to always exercise caution while driving.

“What happened was a stationary vehicle pulled to the side of the road with a mechanical failure. The people who hit the vehicle were commercial motorcycle drivers who unfortunately hit the vehicle and lost their lives.”

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