Thursday 5 December, 2019

Transport Minister visits Uriah Butler Highway accident victims

Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is expressing sadness over the passing of Tara Baboolal and Judy Marcia Reid Clarke in yesterday’s major accident on the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH).

On Wednesday, Sinanan and North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Chief Executive Officer, Dalvin Thomas, and other senior officials visited several persons that have been hospitalized at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, as a result of the accident.

During his visit, Minister Sinanan lamented that “many take for granted the damaging after-effects of these accidents, children lose their parents, spouses lose their loved ones and friends and families are left to grapple with the memories of what used to be.”

He acknowledged that this has been a traumatic experience for all the individuals involved noting that the Ministry awaits the final outcome of the official investigation.

The Transport Minister noted that the Government has to do its part to ensure road safety but is calling on motorists to follow the law to prevent fatal road traffic accidents where possible.

 “Government has its role to play in the development and maintenance of infrastructure, as a nation, we must all accept individual responsibility for our actions on the roads. We must be vigilant, law-abiding, respectful and courteous to others while we traverse the roadways. We must develop the right habits such as driving within the speed limit and ensuring that our vehicles are in a roadworthy condition. Today I challenge us all to work together as we seek to save lives and change our existing road culture. THE LOSS OF ONE LIFE, IS ALWAYS ONE TOO MANY.”

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