The Federal Road Safety Corps on Friday said Federal Capital Territory recorded the highest number of road accidents in March, with 118 crashes involving 733 persons with 29 fatalities and 295 injuries.
Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, said this in the FRSC’s Road Traffic Crash Report he signed for the month of March, and made available in Abuja.
According to the report, 922 road traffic crashes were reported across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in the month of March.
“However, 6, 558 persons were involved in the road traffic crashes, out of which 420 died and 3,122 others survived with varying degrees of injuries.
“This statistical analysis indicates an increase by six per cent and 29 per cent in fatalities and crash cases when compared to February,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that other states with relatively high crash records included Kaduna with 76 crashes, Nasarawa with 58 crashes and Ogun with 57 crashes.
“Lagos and Niger recorded 45 crashes each,’’ FRSC said in the report.
The corps marshal said based on analysis of fatalities that Kaduna ranked top with 44 fatalities followed by Bauchi with 40, Niger and FCT followed with 31 and 29 fatalities respectively.
“Oyo had 26 fatalities, while Ogun and Zamfara recorded 24 fatalities each.”
Oyeyemi said that in terms of location, Lagos-Ibadan road recorded 58 crashes resulting to 21 deaths and 122 injuries, followed by Kaduna-Abuja with 49 crashes while Abuja-Lokoja road recorded 48 crashes.
“Nyanya-Aya recorded 16 road accidents while Abuja-Keffi road recorded 12 crashes,’’ he said.
According to the FRSC boss, speed violation remains the highest road traffic crash causative factor responsible for 470 road traffic crashes representing 49.5 per cent.