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1,071 persons rescued from 160 crashes during Easter, says FRSC

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Following its Easter special patrol between Wednesday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 3, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) rescued a total of 1,071 people from a total of 160 crashes nationwide, with 1,150 people involved, compared to 963 people involved last year.

The Corps said there was a significant increase in the number of people rescued without injury during the period, compared to the same time last year.

The FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement, yesterday, stated that 431 people were rescued without injuries last year, while 543 were rescued during this year, indicating a 26 per cent improvement from last year’s record.

He, however, noted that the number of persons rescued with injuries in road traffic crashes during this year’s celebration were 528, compared to 475 last year, a 12 percent increase.

In the same vein, he mentioned that from the total number of 160 crashes, 38 were fatal crashes compared to 33 in 2017 which represents 15 percent increase; 94 were serious crashes compared to 89 in 2017 which represents 5.6 percent increase; and 28 were minor crashes compared to 25 in 2017 which represents 12 percent increase.

He added that of the 1,150 persons involved in road traffic crashes during the 2018 Easter celebration period, 247 Vehicles were involved compared to 209 in 2017, and 79 persons lost their lives in 2018 compared to 57 in 2017.


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