ONDO: Road Accidents Kill 75 in 6 Months

The Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has disclosed that a total of 218 road crashes were recorded across Ondo State between January and June this year.

The corps also said the crashes killed 75 people, while 1,428 persons were involved during the period under review.

The Deputy Corps Commander (Operations), Mr Richard Adetoro, disclosed this in Akure, the state capital, while chatting with journalists.

According to him, no fewer than 8,399 traffic offenders were also arrested during the period under review. He, however, noted that the corps had not relented in its efforts to reduce crashes on the highways and within the state.

He said, “The 218 RTCs (Road Transport Crashes) that occurred in the state involved a total of 356 vehicles and 75 people were killed.

“A total of 567 people sustained varying degrees of injuries, while 1,345 were rescued from the crashes without injuries. This brought the number to 1,428, the total number of people involved in the RTCs between January and June.”

Adetoro added that in the period under review, available statistics showed that 1,025 males and 403 females were involved in crashes across the state, saying that the most prevalent causes of the crashes were speed limit violation, dangerous driving and lack of concentration.

He urged the motorists and commuters to always be more careful on the roads.

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