Tragedy as guest dies, groom loses legs in Kwara

Tragedy as guest dies, groom loses legs in Kwara

A rather unfortunate incident that happened over the weekend on Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Ilorin, Kwara State, has led to the untimely death of a wedding guest and the wedding groom.

The Groom who got married on Saturday, was transporting the guest who came from Lagos to a motor park at Wahab Folawiyo Road to board a vehicle to Lagos when the tragedy occurred.

According to reports,  the guest and the groom were on a motorcycle around 1pm on Sunday when they got involved in a ghasty accident which took the guest’s life immediately and crushed the groom’s legs.

The tragic incident occurred 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.

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 by PUNCH, the spokesman for the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.