109 died, 665 sustained injury in Ogun accidents

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The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps has said that over 109 persons lost their lives while 665 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in various road accidents across the state between January and August.

The Corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi released these startling figures in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.

He said most of the accidents were caused by speeding,  tyre burst,  dangerous driving,  non- use of seat belts, and wrongful overtaking among others.

The TRACE spokesman said 527 road traffic crashes occurred during the period under review which comprised accidents involving motorcycles and vehicles.

Akinbiyi disclosed that out of the 109 deaths recorded during the period,  83 were males while 26 were females.

He added that out of the 665 injured,  487 were males while 178 were females.

The TRACE spokesman firther stated that 35 persons died from motorcycle accidents while 74 persons died from motor vehicle accidents.

According to him, “most of the accidents were caused by speeding,  tyre burst,  dangerous driving,  non- use of seat belts, wrongful overtaking among others.”

Akinbiyi who  advised motorists to continue to abide by traffic rules and regulations, said the command had kicked off the ember months sensitisation of motorists in the state.

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