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We lost 109 lives to road accidents within 8 months- TRACE

For some road users in the last eight months in Ogun State, it was their last trip through the life journey as accidents claimed their lives when they least expected while journey through the roads with many others sustained various injuries.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) disclosed this at the weekend as it said no fewer than 109 persons lost their lives while 665 others sustained injuries in various road accidents across the state between January and August, 2020.

The Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta during the weekend said that there were 527 road traffic crashes involving motorcycles and motor vehicle accidents.

He explained further that of the 109 deaths recorded during the period, 83 were males while 26 were females. Of the 665 injured, 487 were males while 178 were females, he added.

Akinbiyi also disclosed that 35 persons died from motorcycle accidents while 74 died from incidents involving motor vehicles.

He blamed most of the accidents on speeding, tyre burst, dangerous driving and wrongful overtaking.

The TRACE spokesman said that the command would continue to work towards ensuring safety on the roads via continuous sensitisation of motorists.

He advised motorists to continue to abide by safety rules and regulations and always be careful anytime they approach road diversions.

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