Friday, 14 August 2015

Accidents Claim 205 Persons In Anambra State


The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Anambra State
[post_ad] Command says it has recorded 130 road traffic accidents in the state between January and June 2015.

According to FRSC, 42 out of the recorded accident were fatal, 75 serious, while 13 were minors.

Speaking with in Awka, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Sunday Ajayi added that among the fatal cases, 205 persons lost their lives and 436 persons sustained various degree of injury amounting to a total of 541 casualties.

Ajayi, who further disclosed that the command has apprehended 13688 road traffic offenders for various traffic crimes, varying from over speeding, reckless driving, breaking of traffic rules, among others, however, noted that the number of road accident has decreased but more death was recorded even with the decreased occurrence of accident in Anambra State so far in 2015.

“The road accidents were caused by over speeding and reckless driving and the command has been able to identify some of the major crash prone areas in the state, which include Government house junction Agu Awka; Unizik junction Awka; Immigration junction Awka; Unizik gate permanent site Awka. Another major areas also are Niger bridge head Onitsha, Boromeo roundabout Onitsha, Ngbuka gate Onitsha, Upper Iweka Onitsha, Eme court junction Nnewi, Igbariam junction Awkuzu, Abba junction and Okija junction in Ihiala”, he said.

He however warned road users to be careful while driving especially when approaching these accident prone areas in the state in order to reduce the occurrence of accidents. He equally expressed the readiness of the commission to sensitize the public on the need for safe driving, moved vehemently to enforce road laws among road users so as to reduce the accident  occurrence in the state even as the ember months are fast approaching.



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