Motorcycle accident claims two lives in Ondo


Two commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders, have lost their lives in an accident that occurred in Ondo State.

The accident, which happened along Ikare-Arigidi road in Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been caused by one of the motorcyclists.

According to sources who were at the scene of the accident, one of the motorcyclists coming from the Ikare end of the road wrongly overtook a vehicle before ramming into another motorcycle from the Arigidi axis.

The okada rider was also said to be on high speed when he suddenly overtook the vehicle identified as a school bus.

One of the eyewitnesses said, “the school bus was going when one motorcyclist who made a wrong decision overtook it without looking ahead clearly.

“It was when he made the wrong move he had a head on collision with another motorcyclist coming from Agbaluku- Arigidi axis.

“The accident led to their death instantly.”

With sympathisers evacuating their bodies from the road, they attributed the accident to reckless overtaking and excessive speeding.

While confirming the accident, the Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Ikare-Akoko, Mr Ade Alabi, decried the rate at which motorcyclists ignore the usage of helmets.

According to him, most deaths recorded as a result of okada accidents were due to head injuries.

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