A commercial motorcyclist was crushed to death by a motorist in Ekiti State after the former reportedly refused to obey traffic light.
The accident scene was a terrible sight as the skull of the deceased was shattered on the floor while space wagon with plate number FF 188 APP was stained with the motorcyclist’s blood.
The horrific incident happened on Wednesday morning under the flyover at Okesa along Olukayode Stadium, the Nation reports.
A police officer, who was stationed at the traffic light spoke anonymously and said the bike rider was overrun by the station wagon because he disregarded the traffic light
The officer, “We were controlling traffic with my colleagues those coming from stadium road had been passed by green light but the Okada man was coming on a high speed, but before he got to the traffic light, those coming from Fajuyi area down to Okesa had been passed by the light.
“Instead of him to obey the red light that had stopped those coming from his side, he decided to circumvent it and rode onto the road.
“And the man that was driving the car had already moved and unexpectedly, the motorcyclist rode onto the road and was hit by the car and he was overrun.
“We rushed there to save him but he died instantly and the body was taken to the mortuary.”
An eyewitness said that the driver immediately fled the scene upon realising that the motorcyclist had died.
It was gathered that the body of the unknown motorcyclist had been deposited at the morgue of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti.