…displeased residents embarked on protest and attempted to hijack from the police some of the occupants of the truck
Three persons have untimely lost their lives after they were hit by a truck in Ikirun, Osun State.
The accident which occurred around Emiloju Area of the sleepy community, when the truck driver allegedly lost control and hit two persons on a motorcycle and a passerby sparked a protest.
The truck driver was said to have fled immediately after the incident.
Some displeased residents however embarked on protest and attempted to hijack from the police some of the occupants of the truck who were initially rescued from the scene.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Paul Okpe has confirmed the accident, saying the truck was coming from Offa to Osun.
Okpe said, “Three people lost their lives. Two of them were on a motorcycle and the last one was just walking near the road. We lost lives due to reckless driving. We will keep engaging with the leadership of the truck drivers in the state to ensure safety on the road.”