December 9, 2023

Okada rider killed, 2 injured in Kwara trailer crash

Okada rider killed, 2 injured in Kwara trailer crash

A commercial motorcycle rider, popularly called Okada rider, was killed in a crash involving a trailer in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Saturday.

The incident occurred along the Maraba-Zango highway in the Ilorin metropolis at about 2 pm.

Ogidan Ade, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

According to him, the accident occurred when the driver of the trailer tried to avoid hitting the Okada rider, who entered his lane at high speed.

Earlier reports claimed that the three passengers on the motorcycle were crushed to death in the accident.

The FRSC sector commander dismissed the claim, saying only the Okada rider died in the accident, while two others were taken to the UNILORIN teaching hospital for medical treatment.

He blamed the deceased for his recklessness, which he said was the cause of the avoidable accident.