By DAUD OLATUNJI
A middle-aged man, Kamorudeen Adeoye, has been crushed to death by an articulated truck belonging to a cement factory on Papalanto road in Yewa South Local Government Area.
The incident which happened Saturday evening, occurred in a head-on collision between a Mitsubishi car with number-plate Lagos BF 937 APP and a trailer with number-plate Jigawa XB 894 HJA .
According to a source, the victim was alone in the car and was on his way to Ilaro before the trailer loaded with cement and coming from the Ibese factory crushed the car and reportedly killed him.
The cause of the accident could not be officially ascertained, but it was gathered from police officers and officials of the state Traffic Compliant and Enforcement Corps at the scene of the accident that it may have been caused by over-speeding and dangerous driving by the trailer driver.
The atmosphere was charged when some youths who had gathered at the scene of the accidents threatened to burn the trailer to avenge the death of Adeoye who was said to be the chairman of the Task Force of the Road Transport Workers’ Union, RTEAN, in Papalanto.