IBADAN—Thirty-eight road accidents occurred in the month of September in Oyo State, claiming 29 lives and leaving 166 injured.
Mr. Godwin Ogagaoghene, Oyo State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, stated this in a report made available in Ibadan, Wednesday.
Ogagaoghene said the crashes involved 25 private cars, 39 commercial vehicles and one government car.
The victims of these road crashes, he said, were mainly adults, with 10 children involved. 24 crashes were recorded in August.
He also said 2,247 motorists were apprehended for various road traffic offences, during the period under review, as against 3,029 recorded in August.
Ogagaoghene advised motorists to be more careful on the road, especially as the festive period was approaching.
“We must all drive with a sense of responsibility towards other road users and work towards preventing unnecessary loss of lives on our roads,” he added.