FRSC visits accident victims in Lagos hospital, donates provisions

The Lagos State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday visited road accident victims as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

The team, from the Ikorodu unit, visited the General Hospital in the Ikorodu area of the state and donated some provisions for the patients to mark the day.

A statement titled ‘FRSC Team Visits Road Accident Victims in General Hospital Ikorodu’ revealed that the team was received by the Director of the health facility, Taiwo Hassan.

Speaking during the visit, Hassan said, “The road is not the only factor that causes accidents. The drivers too need to be cautioned against taking substances that could blur their vision or negatively affect their alertness while driving.

“Just recently, our hospital’s Mental Health Committee visited motor parks in Ikorodu to educate drivers on substance abuse, drunk driving and others. The FRSC should replicate such advocacy in all its units”.

The FRSC Commander, Ikorodu Unit Command, Olawale Kareem, in his remarks, stated that the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year.

He said, “The FRSC has set aside one week before the Remembrance Day to visit all emergency service providers to appreciate them for their support.

“The day offers an opportunity to draw attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and to map out strategies on how we can stem the tide in the country”.

SOURCE: THE PUNCH

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