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228 die in Ogun road accidents in 2021 – TRACE

228 die in Ogun road accidents in 2021 – TRACE
Written by Maritime First

… As 20 die in road accidents in Ogun***

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), in Ogun, says 228 persons died in various road accidents across the state in 2021.

Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the TRACE spokesperson, disclosed this to the newsmen, in Abeokuta on Friday.

Akinbiyi explained that 831 crashes were recorded during the period under review, saying that 713 motor vehicles and 118 motorcycles were involved in the accidents.

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He added that 1,311 people were injured in the various accidents comprising of 931 males and 380 females.

The TRACE spokesperson disclosed that out of the 228 deaths recorded, 179 were males while 49 were females.

He added that 74 persons were killed in motorcycle accidents while 240 got injured.

Akinbiyi, however, said that most of the accidents were caused by excessive speed, reckless overtaking, and dangerous driving, among others.

He said that TRACE would continue to sensitise motorists on safe driving, saying that there was need for them to obey traffic rules and regulations.

In the same vein, the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun on Friday said 20 persons died in various road accidents in the state between Dec. 15 and Jan. 4.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the corps spokesperson, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that 42 crashes were recorded during the period under review, saying that 38 vehicles and four motorcycles were involved in the accidents.

He added that out of the 20 deaths recorded, 14 were male while six were female, adding that 15 persons died from motor vehicles while five died from motorcycles.

Akinbiyi explained that 72 people were injured in the accidents comprising 43 males and 29 females.

He urged motorists to always consider other road users while on the road, saying that recklessness on the highways should be discouraged.

Akinbiyi said that most of the road crashes were as a result of tyre bursts, speeding, non-use of seat belt, dangerous driving and wrongful overtaken.

 

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