52 die in Ogun auto crashes
Fifty two people died in 66 road accidents which were recorded in Ogun State between January and March, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said yesterday in Abeokuta.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Adegoke Adetunji, told newsmen that 264 people were also injured as a result of the accidents during the period under review.
He said the figure indicated over 50 per cent drop compared with casualties recorded during the same period last year, when 107 deaths were recorded and 674 persons were injured in 218 accidents.
Giving the breakdown for each month, he said the command recorded a total of 158 casualties in 24 crashes in January 2014, with 22 deaths and 90 people injured.
Adetunji said in February, 207 casualties were recorded in 20 crashes, with 12 people killed and 89 injured.
“In March, we recorded 177 casualties in 22 crashes, where 18 persons lost their lives and 85 were injured,’’ he said.
Adetunji said most of the crashes were due to speeding, dangerous driving and violation of traffic rules, and therefore urged road users to imbibe the culture of adhering to traffic rules and regulations at all times. (NAN)