The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS said no fewer than one thousand, five hundred and thirty eight Nigerians died in road accidents in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Bureau’s Road Transport Data for the fourth Quarter, 2018 posted on its website said a total of two thousand, five hundred and thirty two road accidents were recorded in the period under review.
The report said ninety two per cent one thousand, four hundred and twenty two of the one thousand, five hundred and thirty eight people that died were adults, while the remaining eight per cent one hundred and sixteen people were children. It said that seventy eight per cent one thousand, two hundred and nine of the figure that died were males, while twenty one per cent three hundred and twenty nine were females.
Similarly, the bureau said a total of eight thousand, four hundred and six Nigerians were recorded to be injured in road accidents in the period.
The report said that ninety three per cent seven thousand, eight hundred and fifteen of the eight thousand, four hundred and six injured persons were adult, while the remaining seven per cent five hundred and ninety one were children.