By Zika Sonia in Benin city
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Edo State Command has released the statistics of road crashe’s for the state in 2016.
According to the report, 38 road crashes occurred in 2016 while 72 fatal cases were recorded. 142 serious cases and 22 minor cases were also recorded.
Compared to 2015, there was a commendable improvement in the reduction of injury, loss of lives and casualty in 2016. 740 injuries were recorded as opposed to 963 injury in 2015. 112 lives were lost as opposed to 163 lives in 2005 while 183 casualty were recorded as opposed to 852 in 2015.
The report also stated that no accident occurred in December 2016. The FRSC attributed the success to the mass enlightment and co-operation on the side of road users. They assured residents in the of improved service in 2017.