The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that 9,698 road traffic crashes have been recorded in 2019.
This information was revealed by the FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, in Abuja.
Oyeyemi explained that 4,737 fatalities resulted from the road crashes.
Of the 68,193 persons involved in the crashes, a total of 30,744 injuries were recorded while 63,456 persons were rescued.
He further said that 157,000 traffic offenders were apprehended in the year under review.
Oyeyemi lamented the high rate of trailer and truck accidents in the country.
He pointed out that 900 articulated vehicle accidents were recorded within the period.