Truck crushes gatekeeper to death in Ogun

A man, who was identified as a gatekeeper in one of the private hospitals in Atan, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government area of Ogun State, has been crushed to death by a truck that fell on him on Saturday.

According to the Daily Post, The man was crushed at the Atan market junction, along the Sango-Idiroko road.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps has confirmed the accident, saying it happened around 11:50am.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, TRACE spokesperson, said the green Howo Sino truck, with registration number, AKM 560 ZT, was loaded with mud.

Akinbiyi blamed the accident on brake failure, coupled with loss of control.

“Learnt the truck developed a brake failure, while inbound Idiroko, lost control in the process and fell on a passer-by, at Atan market, who is a gatekeeper at a private hospital at Atan.

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“The driver and the motorboy thereafter reported themselves to Atan Divisional Police Command, where they are presently with the vehicle,” Akinbiyi stated.

It was gathered that the body of the deceased has been buried by his relatives.