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Road crashes claim 128 lives in Lagos – FRSC

128 people have lost their lives in 376 road traffic crashes recorded in Lagos state between January and October 2023. This was according to the Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Babatunde Farinloye, the Lagos Sector Commander, made the disclosure at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday.

He said that 1,842 people and 662 vehicles were involved in the crashes, adding that 237 people sustained various degrees of injuries.

"The probable causes of the crashes are excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloading," he said.

Farinloye said the command would continue to deploy all paraphernalia of enforcement and advocacy to stem the rate and spate of crashes on roads.

The Sector Commander also said that the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was a day 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.

"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.

The Lagos Sector Command of the FRSC is committed to reducing the number of road crashes in the state. The command is working with other stakeholders to improve road safety in Lagos.

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