1,834 Nigerians killed in road crashes in 3 months – NBS | Dailytrust

1,834 Nigerians killed in road crashes in 3 months – NBS

A total of 1,834 Nigerians died from road crashes in the first three months of 2022, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed.

The report said 24,192 persons were involved in 5,316 road accidents during the period with 12,124 casualties recorded.

It blamed speed violations with 2,561 cases; wrongful overtaking, 290 cases and sign light violations, 243 cases

“In terms of sex distribution of persons killed in road traffic crashes, 1,487 males (adult and child) were killed in Q1, accounting for 81 per cent of 1,834 persons killed in total. On the other hand, females (adult and child) killed stood at 347 (19 per cent) of the total persons killed.

“Looking at injuries sustained, more males were injured compared to females during the period of review. In Q1, 7,842 males were injured, accounting for 76.18 per cent of 10,294 injured in total.”

It added that the number of vehicles involved in road traffic crashes was in Q1 2022 lower compared to Q4 2021.

“Moreso, in Q1 2022, commercial vehicles were mostly affected with 3,635, compared to private, government and diplomatic vehicles which recorded 1,648, 55 and 1 respectively.

“On a zonal basis, the North-Central recorded the highest number of crashes in Q1 2022 with 1,095, followed by the South-West with 887. 

In terms of casualties, the North-Central recorded the highest with 3,582, followed by the North West with 2,713, while the South East recorded the least with 711.”

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