No fewer than seven people, including two policemen, reportedly died with 17 injured in three separate auto crashes which occurred in Oyo State between Sunday and Monday.
The crashes were said to have happened along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Igboora-Iseyin Road and Agugu in Ibadan North East Local Government.
The Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Oluyole Unit Command, Mr. Sanya Adeoye, said on Monday that two vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred at Kilometre 18, Lagos-Ibadan-Expressway.
According to him, the crash involved a Toyota Highlander with number plate LJ 39 KJA and a Toyota Camry with number plate APP 36 KA.
Six out of the eight people involved in the accident were reportedly injured.
Adeoye said, “The Toyota Highlander tyre burst, leading to loss of control. It eventually rammed into the Toyota Camry.”
The Unit Commander, FRSC, Apata, Mr. Mathew Zango, confirmed the crash at Igboora-Iseyin Road, Ibadan.
He said five people died with 10 others injured in a crash that occurred at Maya Village, 26 kilometres from Igboora.
A Mitsubishi station wagon with number plate Lagos SV 119 KJA and a Peugeot 504 marked Abuja AJ 613 GWA were said to be involved in the crash with 19 out of 28 people injured.
According to Zango, the accident resulted from overspeeding and dangerous driving.
Those injured were allegedly taken to Iseyin General Hospital.
Meanwhile, the acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Daniel Oboyi, said two policeman lost their lives and one other on danger list following an auto crash at Agugu.
He, however, said the detail of the crash was sketchy at the time of filing the report.