Deputy Tommy Broughan has warmly welcomed the publication of a new guide for victims of road traffic accident and their families by the national road safety campaign group PARC – Promoting Awareness, Responsibility and Care
on our roads.
Deputy Broughan said, “The outstanding leaders of PARC Ms. Susan Gray and Ms. Ann Fogarty launched this valuable guide “Finding Your Way – A Guide for Victims Following the Death or Serious Injury of a Loved one in a Road Traffic Collision” today at a ceremony to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. (Of course, earlier this week the Road Safety Authority confirmed the incredible figure that more than 23,000 people have been killed on Irish roads since records began in 1959).
“The guide provides the outline of steps involved in the professional Garda investigation of fatal and serious injury collisions and the legal proceedings which follow. These include the post mortem, inquest and legal proceedings which as PARC note can often be complex and confusing for bereaved families.
“This is an invaluable guide for any family who has tragically suffered a bereavement due to a fatal road collision. I would again like to deeply commend the work of Susan Gray, Ann Fogarty and all of their colleagues in PARC for producing this excellent booklet and for their ongoing support for bereaved families who have lost a loved one on the roads”
A copy of this guide is available on request from PARC Road Safety Group, PO Box 30, Carndonagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal (including €3 P&P) or see www.parcroadsafety.ie for more details.