1,279 killed in road crashes in Q2- NBS

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Arinze loani

Ato­tal of 1,279 per­sons were killed in road crashes across Nige­ria in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2017.

The sec­ond quar­ter 2017 road trans­port data re­leased yes­ter­day by the Na­tional Bureau of Statis­tics (NBS) re­vealed that 1,207 of the 1,279 vic­tims, rep­re­sent­ing 94 per cent were adults while the re­main­ing 72, rep­re­sent­ing 6 per cent were chil­dren.

The data also showed that 1,022 male, rep­re­sent­ing 80 per cent got killed, while 257 fe­male, rep­re­sent­ing 20 per cent were af­fected.

The NBS re­ported that a to­tal of 2,503 road crashes that oc­curred dur­ing the pe­riod were blamed on speed vi­o­la­tion, loss of con­trol and dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

Anal­y­sis of the re­port showed that a to­tal of 8,270 per­sons were in­jured in the crashes.

7,805 of the 8,270 in­jured, rep­re­sent­ing 94 per cent were adults, while the re­main­ing 465, rep­re­sent­ing 6 per cent were chil­dren.

6,217 male, rep­re­sent­ing 75 per cent got in­jured, while 2,053 fe­male, rep­re­sent­ing 25 per cent got in­jured.

FCT Recorded the high­est num­ber of road crashes dur­ing the pe­riod, closely fol­lowed by Kaduna and Niger States, while Borno and Bayelsa states recorded the least.

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