Sango-Ota - A total of 59 accidents occurred in 2013 on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and some other roads under the Itori Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun.
The Itori Unit Commander, Fatal Bakare, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, on Tuesday.
Bakare said that the figure dropped from 74 recorded in 2012.
He said that 30 people lost their lives to the accidents, noting that 50 people were killed in accidents on the roads in 2012.
The commander told NAN that 168 persons sustained injuries from the accidents, a reduction from 290 in 2012.
“Most of the accidents were due to over speeding and tyre bursting.”
“As part of measures to prevent road accidents, the management of FRSC has directed the unit to embark on aggressive enlightenment of drivers and other road users,” Bakare said.
Bakare said that over speeding and tyre bursting contributed much road accidents.
He told that cordial relationship between the FRSC and Ogun State Government had resulted in purchase of a brand new ambulance for the command for timely medical assistance to accident victims.