The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Saturday, confirmed that five passengers sustained varying degrees of burns in an auto crash on Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway.
The Sector Commander in the state, Joshua Adekanye, who confirmed the incident, said the accident which occurred on Saturday involved a trailer and a truck at Sekona area along the road.
Adekanye said that five out of the total 13 people involved in the accident got injured while four others escaped unhurt.
“The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the truck vehicle caught fire while the trailer collided with it.
“The actual cause of the truck which went on fire could not be ascertained because it happened at night,” he said.
He, however, said the likely cause of the trailer colliding with the truck might be speeding and wrongful overtaking.
According to him, the burnt victims have been referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for treatment, adding that the RS11.31 Ogbomoso and RS11.312 Oolo commands conducted a rescue operation.
“Others that carried out the rescue operation are the Fire Service and Odo-Oba Police Division,” he said.
Adekanye called on motorists to shun night travelling, wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving to ensure safety on the road.