The Edo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that 143 persons were killed in road safety crashes in the state due to absent-mindedness of drivers.
Mr Anthony Oko, State sector commander of the corps revealed this to NAN on Thursday in Benin, at the flag-off of the 2019 Ember month campaign by the corps.
Oko said that the figure which represents 37 per cent of accidents in the state, was between January and October.
He said the deaths were recorded from 170 road traffic cases, which involved 351 vehicles, while 664 persons were recorded injured.
He also revealed that 136 people were killed in 2018 due to the same factor, adding that the figure represented 39 per cent.
Oko explained that out of 290 probable causes of crashes that year, 113 were deduced to be…