From TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure
New Year’s Eve jubilation turned into a disaster in Akure, the Ondo State capital as five persons including two women yesterday sustained injuries in an auto accident at Lafe Junction of Oyemekun/Adesida Road in the town.
The accident, which occured at about 11.30p.m involved a Nissan Sunny commercial cab marked ONDO XB 800 KTP, which was said to have lost control while on top speed and rammed into a mini truck parked by the side of the road. The truck belonging to a furniture company in the town called Furniture Palace with registration number ONDO XA 747 WWW, was parked off the road .
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 occupants of the cab, the driver and a woman, who sustained serious injuries were rushed to the state specialist hospital, Akure while other victims were taken to a private hospital.
The wrecked commercial cab was 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 Corps (FRSC).