Trailer kills Delta rider, pas­sen­ger

The Punch - - NEWS - Onyekachuk­wu Meluwa, Warri

Amo­tor­cy­clist and his fe­male pas­sen­ger were on Sun­day killed along Osubi Road in the Okpe Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state.

It was gath­ered that the truck driver took to his heels for fear of be­ing mobbed by the res­i­dents of the area.

An eye­wit­ness said, ‘’The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Sun­day night, about 9pm. The mo­tor­cy­clist and the pas­sen­ger died on the spot.

“The truck driver ran away im­me­di­ately the ac­ci­dent hap­pened for fear of be­ing mobbed by the res­i­dents of the area.’’

A tri­cy­cle rider, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity, said, ‘’The trailer driver was on high speed. You know how these trailer driv­ers drive, they drive as if they are the only road users.

“he was on high speed and it was al­ready dark. Be­fore he saw the bike, it was too late. The peo­ple died on the spot, while the driver ran away.”

Fol­low­ing the de­vel­op­ment, mo­tor­cy­clists were seen bear­ing leaves on their mo­tor­bikes, protest­ing the death of their col­league.

The Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Onome Onowakpoye­ya, con­firmed the re­port. She said, ‘’Yes, it true. It hap­pened.’’

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