FCT, Ogun account for highest cases of road traffic crashes in Q3 – NBS

THE Federal Capital Territory and Ogun state topped the chart for the highest cases of road traffic crashes as 2187 cases were recorded in the third quarter(Q3) of 2023.

This is according to data obtained by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and validated by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

According to the data, the 2,187, indicates a decrease of 26.29 per cent from the 2,967 recorded in the previous quarter (Q2) and 35.90 per cent decrease from 3,412 in Q3 2022.

FCT led with 349 cases, Ogun followed with 212, while Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom had the fewest at 5 and 8, respectively.



    The data shows that a total of 743 males were killed in Q3 2023, accounting for 81.83 per cent of 908 persons killed, while  165 representing 1.7 per cent females were killed within the period as a result of road accidents. 

    Also, 4,625 males were injured during the period, indicating 76.56 per cent  of 6,041 injured persons compared to 1,416 (23.44 per cent) females injured. 

    On the number of vehicles involved in the crashes, a total of 3,371 vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes in Q3 2023, lower than the previous quarter which recorded 4,615, indicating a decrease of 26.96 per cent.

    The North-Central recorded the highest number of crashes in Q3 2023 with 880, followed by the South-West with 600, while the South-South had the least with 107. Similarly, the North-Central recorded the highest number of casualties with 2,548, followed by the South-West with 1,802, while the South-South recorded the least with 281.

    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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