Report Reveals Surge in Road Accident Fatalities and Injuries in Q4 2023

During the last quarter of 2023, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released a report on Monday, February 26, revealing that road accidents claimed the lives of 1,323 individuals, including 1,104 males (83.45%) and 219 females (16.55%).

Report Reveals Surge in Road Accident Fatalities and Injuries in Q4 2023

Titled “Road Transport Data Q4 2023,” the report highlighted: “A total of 1,104 males were killed in Q4 2023, accounting for 83.45% of 1,323 persons killed, compared to 219 (16.55%) females killed.”

Furthermore, the NBS report disclosed that injuries from road accidents affected 6,929 males, making up 76.01% of the total 9,116 injured individuals, while 2,187 females (23.99%) also sustained injuries during this period.

The initial section of the document detailed that there were 2,717 reported road traffic incidents in the fourth quarter of 2023. This figure represents a 24.23% increase from the third quarter’s (Q3) 2,187 incidents and a 33.12% decline from the 3,617 incidents recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The report further broke down the incidents into categories, with serious accidents leading the count at 1,772, followed by fatal accidents at 687, and minor accidents at 258 for the quarter.

It was noted that there was a rise across all categories of accidents compared to the previous quarter, with fatal accidents up by 29.13%, serious accidents by 24.87%, and minor accidents by 9.32%.

Moreover, the report mentioned that 4,195 vehicles were involved in road mishaps in the fourth quarter of 2023, a 24.44% increase from the 3,371 vehicles involved in the preceding quarter.

The geographical breakdown showed that the North-Central zone experienced the highest frequency of accidents with 905 occurrences, followed by the South-West with 650, and the South-South recording the fewest at 141.

Additionally, the North-Central zone also witnessed the highest number of casualties, totaling 3,152, with the North-West following at 2,550, and the South-South reporting the lowest casualty figure at 412.

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