By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A truck loaded with granite on Friday Morning crushed an army officer identified as R. A Nata’ala, to death in Iyana-Mortuary area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The accident was said to have occurred around 10:30am, when the traffic light stopped all the roads users and rammed the officer to death.
According to an eyewitness, the victim was said to be on his motorcycle when the truck with registration number JJJ 833 XW had brake failure, swerved off its lane and crushed the soldier to death.
The truck was said to be coming from Ajebo-Idi-Aba road, and heading towards Ijaye when the incident occurred.
The eyewitness explained that the traffic light had stopped some vehicles going towards Idi-Aba including the victim’s motorcycle when the truck rammed into his motorcycle and killed him.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to Western Post Correspondent in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi noted that the truck after losing control hit a Mazda car marked APP 272 DH before hitting the motorcycle marked PKA 567 QD
He noted that the deceased had been deposited at State Hospital, Ijaye Mortuary.
Akinbiyi, however, explained that the truck driver has been arrested and detained in the police custody.
Meanwhile Commader of Alamala Barracks have other his men to used the barrack ambulanced to take his body to Motuary till when they contact his family.