15th July 2024

Lagos State In January Records 1,305 Road Traffic Accidents

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has reported a total of 1,305 road traffic accidents in the state since January, with 507 vehicle accidents and 798 truck and tanker accidents.

According to the agency’s Permanent Secretary, Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu, in a statement said this data covers the period from January 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024.The statement read, “During the period under review (January 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024), the agency successfully attended to 1,461 incidents last year between January 1, 2023, and December 31, while 445 incidents were successfully attended in the first quarter of this year, between January 1, 2024, and March 31, 2024, making a total of 1,906 incidents attended by the agency during the period.“In the period under review, the road accident category ranked second with 507 cases, which comprises 471 vehicle accidents, 19 fallen containers, and 17 others.“The truck/tanker category ranks first with 798 cases comprising of 519 truck accidents, 19 fallen containers, 221 broken down trucks, 11 others, and 47 fallen truck/tankers.”During this time, LASEMA successfully responded to 1,906 incidents, including 507 road accidents, 798 truck and tanker accidents, 213 fire disasters, and 43 building collapses.The agency also handled 200 medical cases, six marine incidents, one air crash, and two train accidents.Analysis of the data shows that Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) recorded the highest number of incidents (319), followed by Ikeja LGA (233), Kosofe LGA (180), Oshodi/Isolo LGA (153), and Surulere LGA (149).Other LGAs also recorded significant numbers of incidents, with Eti-Osa LGA having 104, Apapa LGA having 101, and Lagos Island LGA having 85.

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