Wedding guest killed, groom’s legs crushed in Kwara accident
A wedding guest was killed while the groom’s legs were crushed by a truck in an accident in Kwara State on Sunday, October 11.
The incident which occurred along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, in IIorin, the state capital, at about 1: 00 pm involved a motorcycle, a truck and a Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle.
It was gathered that the groom and his guest were on a motorcycle when an SUV hit the bike from behind, knocking them into the path of a truck which crushed the passenger, killing him instantly.
However, the two legs of the groom, who was riding the motorcycle, were crushed.
Eye witnesses said the groom, 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,” the eye witness said.
The police is investigating the incident, according to the spokesman of the state command, Ajayi Okasanmi.
He said, “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.”