128 people killed in Lagos road crashes – FRSC

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The Lagos sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday
said 128 people were killed in Lagos road crashes

Sector commander Babatunde Farinloye announced this at a news conference in Lagos.

The conference was organised to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

He said 1,842 people and 662 vehicles were involved in crashes during the period, adding 237 people were wounded.

“The probable causes being excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloading,” he said.

Mr Farinloye said the command would continue to deploy all enforcement paraphernalia and advocacy to stem the rate and spate of road crashes. He said the day was adopted and recognised by the UN via Resolution A/60/2005, to remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads.

“The annual global advocacy event is designated to recognise and pay respect to the thousands of people who are killed and injured as a result of road traffic crashes. The day is also to sensitise the living on safe road practices,” he said.

He noted the other objectives of commemorating the event were to provide a platform for traffic victims and their families to remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads and to promote actions to stop crashes.

“Others are to acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency service and advocate for better support for road traffic victims and their families. Also, it is to promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries,” he said.