Five dead, 36 injured in Ogun auto crash

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The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State on Thursday confirmed that five persons died while 36 others sustained injuries in road accidents that happened in the state between Aug. 8 and Aug. 20,

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for TRACE, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, that 17 road traffic accidents were recorded during the period involving 23 vehicles and one motorcycle.

He said 63 persons were involved in the accident out of which 36 persons, 23 males and 13 females sustained various degrees of injuries.

Akinbiyi said those who died included four males and one female.

He said that 45.73 per cent of the accidents was caused by speeding, 22.84 per cent by dangerous driving, 9.80 per cent by bad tyres, 2.45 per cent by driving against traffic and 19.18 per cent by other causes.

“Furthermore, 57 motorists and 25 motorcycle operators were apprehended for 125 offences,’’ he said.

Akinbiyi stressed that the resolve to reduce road accident deaths and injuries in the state would be pursued vigorously in 2019.

The spokesman appealed to motorists and other road users to obey traffic rules, adding that no traffic offender in the state would be spared.

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