Ogun: 61 die in road crashes in three months, says TRACE

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The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps says 61 persons lost their lives in various road accidents across the state between January and March, 2021.

The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta containing the statistics.

The TRACE spokesman stated that out of 67 road crashes in January, 22 persons died, 19 deaths recorded from 65 crashes in February while 20 deaths were recorded from 69 road accidents in March.

He added that out of the 61 deaths recorded,  54 were males while seven were females.

He stated that 201 accidents were recorded during the period under review which comprised 167 vehicles and 34 motorcycles.

Akinbiyi added that 415 people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the various accidents recorded , saying that 292 males and 123 females  were injured.

He added that most of the accidents were caused by speeding,  dangerous driving,  wrongful overtaking,  tyre burst,  using mobile phone while driving among others.

Akinbiyi urged motorists obey traffic rules, and drive cautiously around construction zones.

 

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