38 people die in Ondo road crashes in first quarter of 2013- FRSC


206 persons were injured in 64 motor accidents in the state within the first quarter of 2013.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ondo State Command, said on Monday that at least 38 persons died in various road crashes that occurred in the first quarter of 2013.

The road safety agency also said 275 people, who were involved in various traffic offences, were prosecuted in this first quarter of 2013.

The FRSC outgoing sector commander, Mary Wakawa, gave the hint after handing over the Command to the new Commander, Aderonke Oluseyi, in Akure, the state capital.

She expressed concern over the rate of road accidents in the state in spite of the awareness campaigns by the Corps on the rules and regulations that guide the road

Ms. Wakawa said that 206 persons were injured in 64 motor accidents in the state within the same period.

She noted that the recorded accidents involved many private, and commercial vehicles operating in the state and the ones passing through the state to other states.

This year’s record, she said, reflects a reduction in the number of accidents recorded compare to what was recorded in the same period in 2012 in the state where, 77 people died and 423 were injured.

Ms. Wakawa attributed the cause of accidents to over speeding, over loading, wrong over-taking and reckless driving by the motorists in road users. She thanked officers and men of the Command for their cooperation and support during her stay in Ondo state, urging her successor to do her best.

The new sector commander, Ms. Oluseyi, also pledged to give her best to the service of the Corps as the head of the command.

“I’m ready to continue the good legacies that my predecessor laid on ground and to even improve on it by the grace of God, with the assistance and co-operation of the entire people of Ondo State,” she said.


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