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Guest killed, groom legs crushed in Kwara crash

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A guest who came for a wedding and the groom were crushed on Sunday by a truck in an accident on Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Ilorin, Kwara State.

While the guest died, groom’s legs were crush.



It was gathered that the guest and the groom were on a motorcycle around 1pm when an SUV hit them from behind into the path of the truck which crushed the skull of the passenger, killing him instantly, while the two legs of the rider, who is the groom, were also crushed.

Eyewitnesses said the man, who got married on Saturday, was transporting the guest to a motor park at Wahab Folawiyo Road to board a vehicle to Lagos when the tragedy occurred.

The deceased was said to have come to Ilorin to attend the wedding.

An eyewitness said, “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.

When contacted, the spokesman for the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.


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.”

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