This Day (Lagos)

2 January 2013

Nigeria: Motor Accident Claims Five in Ondo

Five persons, including two women Tuesday sustained injuries in an auto accident at Lafe Junction area on the popular Oyemekun/Adesida Road in the Akure metropolis.

The accident, which happened at about 11.30 a.m. involved a Nisan Sunny commercial cab marked ONDO XB 800 KTP, which was said to have lost control, while on top speed and ram into a mini truck packed by the side of the road.

The truck belonging to furniture company known as Furniture Palace and marked ONDO XA 747 WWW, was packed off the road the previous night only for the taxi to ram into it.

The severity of the impact pushed the truck over the kerb used to demarcate the pedestrian walkways from the main road and over the drainage channel.

Two of the injured, the driver and a woman that sat in the front were rushed by sympathisers to the state Specialist Hospital, Akure due to the severity of their condition while three others at the back including another woman were rushed to private hospitals.

The wrecked commercial cab was later towed by men of the Motor Traffic Division of the Akure Area Command of the Ondo State Police Command with the assistance of the men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

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