5 injured in Akure auto-crash

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By DAYO JOHNSON

Akure— FIVE persons including two women yesterday sustained serious  injuries in an auto-crash in Akure metropolis.

The crash which occurred at about 11 30a.m. yesterday on Lafe Junction area on the popular Oyemekun/Adesida.

Eyewitness account said it involved a Nisan Sunny commercial cab marked ONDO XB 800 KTP, which reportedly 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 marked ONDO XA 747 WWW was packed off the road only for the taxi to ram into it.

Reports said that 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.

Those injured including the driver and a woman that sat in the front of the car were rushed by sympathizers to the State Specialist Hospital while three others at the back including another woman were rushed to private hospitals.

Men of the Motor Traffic Division of the Akure Area Command of the Ondo State Police Command have towed the wrecked commercial cab off the road.

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