Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says it was presently training community volunteers and responders in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as first aiders to Road Traffic Crashes, in various communities.
Sector Commander, FRSC, FCT Command, Oga Ochi, disclosed this in an interview today in Abuja.
Ochi, said that the corps was engaging first aiders within the communities especially at flash points in the territory to help avert road crashes.
He added that the initiative had become necessary in view of two ugly cases on Yangoji-Gwagwalada Road and Kwali-Abaji Road that skyrocketed the number of deaths from road crashes in FCT in 2022.
Ochi noted that 19 and 17 people died respectively from the two crashes, adding that it spurred the idea of getting the communities involved.
Report says that 19 persons were killed while eight others were injured in a Sunday auto crash on the Yangoji-Gwagwalada road in September.
Also, 17 persons were killed with four others sustaining varying degrees of injuries in a crash in Awawa on Kwali-Abaji Road in November 2022.
Ochi said that the community volunteers would be equipped after the training with Closed User Groups, Sim-card that would help them get back to the corps in time.