Road Crashes Kill 295, Injure 315 In 3 Months

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At least 295 people were killed in road accidents during the first quarter of this year; a data-based survey conducted by Daily Trust has shown.

Although the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said this figure does not tally with its statistics, it failed to avail this newspaper with the official figure.

 The survey, which is based on incidents reported in major national dailies within the period in review, indicated that the accidents that occurred in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between January and March also left 315 people with various degrees of injuries.

The states where the accidents were recorded are Osun, Kwara, Kaduna, Sokoto, Niger, Bayelsa, Lagos, Kano, Oyo, FCT, Anambra, Osun, Kogi, Benue and Delta. Others are Ekiti, Ebonyi, Katsina, Plateau, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Abia, and Taraba.

Ogun State (South West) recorded the highest number of deaths (43), followed by Kwara (North Central) with 28 reported cases.

Our correspondents report that the Kano- Kaduna-Abuja Highway; Abuja-Lokoja Highway; Lagos- Ibadan Expressway, among others, have claimed many lives.

While accidents occur in some of the roads because of their bad condition, fatalities are being recorded in some because of their good condition, which allows drivers to ignore ground rules.



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