Truck kills guest, crushes groom’s legs a day after his wedding in Kwara

Truck accident in Kwara

A tragedy occurred on Sunday, October 11, in Kwara state when a wedding guest was crushed to death by a truck which also crushed the legs of the groom.

Repots gathered revealed that the incident which occurred along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, in IIorin, the state capital, at about 1 pm involved a motorcycle, a truck and a Toyota Jeep.

It was gathered that the guest and the groom were on a motorcycle when an SUV hit them from behind into the path of the truck which crushed the passenger, killing him instantly , while the two legs of the rider, who is the groom, were also crushed.

Truck accident in Kwara

Speaking to the PUNCH, an eyewitness said the injured man who got married on Saturday, October 10, was transporting the guest to a motor park at Wahab Folawiyo Road to board a vehicle to Lagos when the tragedy occurred.

“The young man came from Lagos to attend a wedding in Ilorin. The groom, who is a commercial motorcyclist, decided to take him to the park before and the accident occurred on the way.” said the witness.

Truck accident in Kwara

Spokesman for the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident said investigation has commenced.

“The two vehicles are already at our station while the drivers of both the Toyota Jeep and the truck have been arrested. We have commenced investigation into the incident” he stated.

Truck accident in Kwara

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