Tricycle rams into truck in Ibadan, leaving one dead, two injured


A lady, identified as Adeniyi Balikis Olajumoke, suspected to be a student of Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan (UI) on Friday died when the tricycle she was in rammed into a waiting waste disposal truck at Leventis, along Sango-UI road, Ibadan.

The accident which occured at about 9:30 am when the tricycle with number plate RU 152 UP, ran into the Marc Lammertyn waste disposal truck also left in its trail two others who are critically injured.

According to an eye witness, over speeding of the tricycle driver led to the accident, adding that the lady died immediately the accident happened.

“The lady was coming from GTB bank at Ajibade where she went to pay her school fees, the phone in her bag was recovered and this was what made it easy to get in touch with her parents.

The two other victims who had fractures in their head and leg had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Another eyewitness said that the owner of the tricycle was christening his baby today(Friday), which was why he gave the tricycle to the driver involved in the accident named ‘Baba Mercy’

The tricycle route was from Orita Merin to Sango, this accident would not have occurred if the waste disposal truck was not packed beside the roadside.


When contacted, Police Public Relation Officer of the Oyo Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, a superintendent confirmed the incident adding that the deceased works with a business organisation within the Sango, Ibadan axis.

The remains of the deceased had been deposited at Adeoyo Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan while the two injured victims, whose identity was yet to be confirmed had been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

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