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1,538 people killed in road crashes in Q2 2022: NBS

NBS said the total road accidents recorded in Q2 2022 were 3,282, showing a decrease of 1.88 per cent from Q1 2022, which registered 3,345.

• November 9, 2022
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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says road crashes in Q2 2022 claimed 1,538 lives, including 1,225 males (adults and children), who accounted for 79.65 per cent of the cases.

“On the other hand, 313 females (adults and children) were killed in Q2 2022, representing 20.35 per cent,’’ its Road Transport Data Q2 2022 Report released on Wednesday said. 

NBS said the total road accidents recorded in Q2 2022 were 3,282, showing a decrease of 1.88 per cent from Q1 2022, which registered 3,345.

“On a year-on-year basis, traffic accidents increased by 3.05 per cent from the same period of the previous year.’’

It said dis-aggregating the accidents into categories showed that serious cases in Q2 2022 were the highest at 2,105, compared to fatal and minor cases at 823 and 354, respectively.

“The quarter-on-quarter analysis also showed that serious cases of accidents increased by 0.24 per cent in Q2 2022 with 2,105 relative to Q1 2022, which recorded 2,100.’’

The report said fatal cases declined by 5.51 per cent in Q2 2022 at 823 as against 871 recorded in Q1 2022.

“Also, minor cases declined by 5.35 per cent in Q2 2022 as recorded at 354 as against 374 recorded in Q1 2022.’’

The report showed that in terms of injuries sustained, more males (adult and child) were injured from the crashes compared to females (adult and child).

“In Q2 2022, injured males stood at 7,003 (adults and children), representing 76 per cent, compared to 2,143 injured females (adults and children) representing 24 per cent.’’

The report said the total number of vehicles involved in road accidents in Q2 2022 reduced to 5,263 compared to Q1 2022, which recorded 5,316.

“This indicated a decline of 0.99 per cent in Q2 2022.’’

The report showed that of the road accidents, commercial vehicles were mostly affected with 3,396, compared to other categories of vehicles such as private at 1,800, government at 67 and diplomatic at zero.

On zonal analysis, the report revealed that the North-Central recorded the highest number of accidents in Q2 2022 with 1,281, followed by the South-West with 781, while the South-East recorded the least with 173.

The report said in terms of casualties, the North-Central recorded the highest with 3,769, followed by the North-West with 2,305, while the South-East recorded the least with 573.5. 

(NAN)

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