The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Gombe State Command has announced that at least 76 persons died in 300 road crashes in the state between January and August.
The Sector Commander, Mr. Ishaku Ibrahim, revealed this at a press conference in Lafiyawo Community in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State.
TOS NEWS gathered that the press conference was part of the activities lined up by the command to mark the beginning of the ’ember months’ campaign.
According to the Sector Commander, within the period under review, 1,333 persons were involved in various crashes, 798 others were wounded, while 459 were unhurt.
He said there was an increase in the number of crashes between January and August when compared with last year’s statistics of car crashes in the state.
He revealed that between January and August 2020, 46 persons were killed in 191 crashes, 545 others sustained various degrees of injuries, while 438 were not hurt.
The sector commander linked the increase in the crashes to various factors such as speed limit violation, defective lightening system, reckless driving at night, use of phones while driving and route violation.
He, therefore, said that the sensitisation which will be launched on Friday would be taken to worship centres and motor parks.