62 Die In Ogun Road Accidents

By on June 10, 2018

62 Die In Ogun Road Accidents

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), said on Sunday that 62 persons lost their lives with several others injured in various auto crashes across the state between January and March.

The TRACE Public Relations Officer, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, made the disclosure in an interview with Ogun Today in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi , who stated that 173 crashes were recorded in the state during the period,explained that 190 persons sustained injuries as a result of the crashes.

He added that 27 persons died in January, another 27 persons died in February while in March eight persons lost there lives in various road crashes across the state.

“Out of these 62 persons that died in various road crashes, 54 were male while eight were female, ” he said.

The TRACE spokesperson explained that greater percentage of the accidents were due to usage of mobile phones while driving, break failure, speeding, wrongful overtaking and tyre burst.

He enjoined motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic regulations and follow
instructions from TRACE patrol teams and other traffic agencies.

He said that the Corps had on Sunday commenced  its Special Patrol Operation throughout the state for the Eid-El-Fitri Festival which would last till June 24.

“The exercise will involve monitoring of all motorists and other road users, inclusive of high and low capacity vehicles for safety of lives and property on Ogun State traffic corridor, especially at diversion points where road re-construction are ongoing, ” he said.

He stated that the TRACE Corps Commander /Chief Executive, Olaseni Ogunyemi, had enjoined motorist to always be safety conscious and ensure strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations.

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