Okitipupa (Ondo State) – An accident involving a car and a motorcyclist in Ikoya, Okitipupa Local Government, on Thursday evening claimed two lives and left one other person injured.
A grey Nissan Primera Saloon car marked LAGOS CY693KJA and an unregistered Qlink Motorcycle were involved in the incident.
Eyewitnesses said that the commercial motorcyclist with one passenger was on his way to Okitipupa when he lost control.
"The okada man struggled to regain control of the motorcycle before he veered off his lane and smashed into the car on the way to Ikoya on the opposite lane," one of the witnesses said.
He said the commercial motorcyclist died on the spot while his passenger, a woman, and the driver of the car were injured.
But the Okitipupa Divisonal Police Officer (DPO), Mr Titilola Lasisi, who confirmed the incident, said the female passenger later died at the State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa, while the car driver was receieving treatment.
He said the body of the commercial motorcyclist and the female passenger had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue while the car driver was receiving treatment at the same hospital.