- Adekanye added that nine out of a total 13 people involved in the accident got burnt while four others escaped unhurt
An auto crash on the Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway has left at least nine persons with varying degrees of burns, The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has disclosed.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Joshua Adekanye, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Ibadan on Sunday.
According to him, the accident occurred on Saturday and it involved a trailer and a truck at Sekona area along Ogbomoso – Oyo Expressway.
Adekanye added that nine out of a total 13 people involved in the accident got burnt while four others escaped unhurt.
“The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, and that the truck vehicle caught fire while the trailer collided with it.
“The actual cause of the truck which went on fire could not be ascertain because it happened at night,” he said.
He, however, said the likely cause of the trailer colliding with the truck might be over speeding and wrongful overtaking.
According to him, the burnt victims are being referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for treatment, adding that the RS11.31 Ogbomoso and RS11.312 Oolo Commands conducted rescued operations.
“Other agency that carried out the rescue operation are the Fire Service and Odo-Oba Lolice Division,” he said.
Adekanye implored motorists to stop night travelling, wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving to ensure safety on the road.