377 Dead, 2351 Injured In Nigeria Road Accidents This Year Alone – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has recorded a total of 676 road crashes in October.
The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a report made available on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Oyeyemi, the figure shows an increase of 11 per cent of road crashes compared to the previous month.
He said during the crashes in the month under review, 4,902 people were involved, 2,351 persons sustained injuries and 377 fatalities (deaths) were recorded.
“Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded the highest number of road traffic crashes
with 67 cases involving 413 persons, out of which 127 sustained injuries, while 20 persons died.
“Meanwhile, Kaduna State, Nasarawa State, Niger, Ondo State and Bauchi State, followed with relatively high records of crashes with 47, 43, 42, 34 and 32 cases respectively, ” he said.
Oyeyemi said States with high death toll in the month under review recorded 377 deaths, indicating an increase of 27 per cent in the number of fatality (Deaths), in relation to the previous month.
He said further that Sokoto State recorded the highest number of deaths with 38 deaths, while States with relatively high death toll were Kogi, 24; Kaduna State 23; Oyo State 23; Yobe 22 and FCT 20.
“Private vehicles had 422, representing 39.1 per cent, and government vehicles had 19, representing 1.8 per cent, ” he said.