159 dead, 1592 injured in Abuja road accidents

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File Photo: Injured victims of a road accident

One hundred and fifty nine people died and 1572 were injured in 859 road accidents in Abuja between January and 19 November this year, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said.

Oga Ochi, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the FCT, revealed this at the 2021 Special Marshal Sectorial Workshop in Abuja.

According to him, many of the accidents emanated from disobedience of traffic rules and lack of patience among road users.

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He noted that 75% of road crashes resulted from over speeding.

He said that the trend has to be upturned or it would have a major effect on the economic growth.

“This trend, if not quickly addressed and reversed, could constitute a major impediment to the economic growth of FCT,” he said.