No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead while 36 others sustained injuries in various road accidents across Ogun during the Eid El Kabir period.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Akinbiyi explained that the accidents happened within the period of August 8 to August 20 .
He added that 17 road traffic crashes were recorded during the period involving six private cars, three private buses, three commercial buses, five commercial cars, one motorcycle, two medium trucks, one heavy truck and three other vehicles.
Akinbiyi added that 63 persons were involved in the crashes , out of which 36 persons (23 males, 13 females) sustained various degrees of injuries, saying that five persons(4 males, 1female) killed .
“45.73 per cent of the crashes was caused by excessive speed, 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 motor vehicles and 25 motorcycles were apprehended for 125 offences.
Comparing year 2019 to year 2018 Eid-el-kabir period in the state, the TRACE spokesperson explained that road traffic deaths was reduced by 16.67 per cent in 2019 while number of persons injured was also reduced by 2.70 per cent .
He stressed that the resolve to reduce deaths and injuries on all roads in the state would be pursued vigorously and relentlessly in 2019 such that no traffic offender shall go unpunished.
He appealed to the motoring public to obey all traffic rules and remember that the Road is patient but does not forgive.
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