The deaths and injuries occurred on various Nigerian roads
At least 88 people died in various accidents across Nigeria during the festive period between December 22 and December 31, a cumulation of official reports by the Federal Road Safety Corps has shown.
About 323 people also sustained various degrees of injuries from the accidents.
Most of the road crashed were attributed to over speeding, inpatient and reckless driving; with many of them occurring on the Abuja-Lokoja road which has been under expansion for many years.
On December 22, the commission reported that one life was lost while three people sustained injuries in a crash involving a truck and a lorry along Toro- Jos road.
On December 23, it was also reported that 18 people including two children lost their lives while19 persons were injured in accidents that occurred in different locations across the country.
Also, 19 deaths were recorded while 51 people sustained various kinds of injury on Christmas eve, December 24. Among the Christmas eve deaths were three soldiers in an accident in which seven soldiers were also injured.
Crashes on Christmas day recorded 6 deaths and 47 injured persons who were all rushed to various hospital by officers of the FRSC.
Three deaths and 29 injuries were recorded on December 26.
A major crash which involved nine deaths and 11 injuries was recorded on December 27 when a truck crashed into a Toyota Hiace bus. Also on the same day four other people died while 14 others were injured in separate crashes.
The FRSC also reported that it recorded 10 deaths and 10 injuries on December 28 in different locations across the country.
On December 29, 80 injured persons were recorded in different road crashes while 11 people lost their lives.
Five deaths and 41 injuries were recorded on December 30. The dead included an FRSC official who was brushed into Ososa River along Ore- Sagamu way when a luxury bus driver on high speed defiled a diverted direction following a previous crash on same spot.
The FRSC officer, Olusoji Olaleye, an Assistant Route Commander was said to be clearing the obstruction and diverting traffic to the other carriageway to protect the crash scene, alongside other officers, when the incident happened.
Monday, New Year eve, recorded the death of two children at Kungbani along Lokoja – Abuja road. Fifteen people were injured in the accident. The driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle which crashed at about 14:20 hrs.
Two people were also injured in a car crash at Kwanar Fararwai on Kaduna – Zaria road. The car, a Peugeot 406, crashed, causing injuries to its two occupants who were rushed to Barau Dikko Hospital for medical attention.