Road accidents claim 60 in Ogun within 2 months


The Federal Road Safety Commission  (FRSC) in Ogun said on Thursday that 60 persons died while several others were injured in various auto crashes in the state between January and February.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Clement Oladele, made the disclosure in an interview with the newsmen in Abeokuta.

Oladele stated that 74 crashes were recorded in the state during the period, adding  that 340 persons were injured in the incidents.

The sector commander  said that 33 persons lost their lives in January road traffic crashes while 27 died in February.

” A total of  112 persons were injured in the various accidents in January while 128 were injured in February, ” he added.

According to the sector commander, a greater percentage of the accidents were due to loss of control, wrongful overtaking, excessive speed  and usage of mobile phones.

He urged motorists to obey stipulated traffic rules and regulations as well as  refrain from  over speeding  and wrongful overtaking.

“When overtaking,  ask yourself this question: Is it safe? Also important,  motorists should always observe caution signs at  any construction site,” he said.

He added that the FRSC was doing its best to ensure that it reduces  rate of crashes to the barest minimum.

Oladele also pledged  that  the commission  would continue to intensify efforts  at sensitizing motorists  on safe driving and the  risks associated with not  obeying traffic rules and regulations.