1,323 died in road accidents in 2023

n the fourth quarter of 2023 (Q4 2023), the total number of people who died in road crashes were 1,323, comprising 1,104 males (83.45%) and 219 females (16.55%), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed yesterday.
NBS’ report titled “Road Transport Data Q4 2023,” said a total of 6,929 males were injured during the period, indicating 76.01% of 9,116 injured persons compared to 2,187 (23.99%) females injured.

The opening part of the report noted that the total number of road traffic crashes in Q4 2023 was 2,717, indicating an increase of 24.23% from the previous quarter (Q3) which recorded 2,187 and 33.12% decrease from 3,617 in Q4 2022.

According to the data, of all crashes, serious cases stood top in Q4 2023 with 1,772 compared to fatal and minor cases with 687 and 258 respectively.

NBS added that the three categories of cases- fatal, serious and minor- recorded increase by 29.13%, 24.87% and 9.32% respectively, in the quarter under review, relative to the preceding quarter.

The document also noted that a total of 4,195 vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes in Q4 2023, higher than the previous quarter which recorded 3,371, indicating an increase of 24.44%.

It added that the “North-Central recorded the highest number of crashes in Q4 2023 with 905, followed by the South-West with 650, while the South South had the least with 141.

“Similarly, the North-Central recorded the highest number of casualties with 3,152, followed by the North-West with 2,550, while the South-South recorded the least with 412.”

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