The number of road accidents in Q4 2023 rises by 24.23%. “- NBS”

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There was a 24.23% rise in the number of traffic accidents in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to the third quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

This information was provided by the NBS Road Transport Data Q4 2023 Report, which was released in Abuja on Friday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The study stated that there were 2,717 total road accidents reported in Q4 2023, which is a rise of 24.23% over Q3 2023’s 2,187 records.

“However, compared to 3,617 recorded in Q4 of 2022, there was a 33.12% year-on-year decrease in traffic accidents.”

According to the report, breaking down the incidents into their respective categories revealed that there were 1,772 serious cases in Q4 2023, with 687 being fatal and 258 being mild.

“According to the data compared from Q3 to Q4, 2023, the number of fatal accidents rose by 29.13%, the number of serious accidents by 24.87%, and the number of minor accidents by 9.32%.”

For the quarter ending in March 2023, there were 1,323 fatalities, with 1,104 (adults and children) being male and accounting for 83.45% of the total.

Alternatively, 219 females, including both adults and children, were slain in Q4 2023, making up 16.55 percent of the total.

According to the data, there were more males than females injured in the crashes, both in terms of adults and children.

Of the 9,116 people injured in Q42023, 6,929 were men (adults and children alike), making up 76.01% of the total.

“Conversely, 2,187 females, including both adults and children, were injured, accounting for 23.99 percent… ”

There was an increase from 3,371 in Q3 2023 to 4,195 in Q4 2023 in terms of the overall number of vehicles involved in road accidents, according to the data.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, “this indicated an increase of 24.44 per cent,” it stated.

Commercial cars accounted for 2,306 of the total road accidents, while private vehicles accounted for 1,025, government vehicles for 40, and diplomatic vehicles for zero, according to the report.

According to the report’s zonal analysis, the South-South had the fewest accidents in Q4 2023 (141), followed by the South-West (650), and the North-Central (905).

The North-West had the second-highest number of casualties at 2,500, while the South-South had the lowest number of casualties at 412.

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