This Sunday marks ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims’ and it provides us with an opportunity as road users to reflect on the loss of loved ones, the suffering of families and others bereaved by someone killed on our roads.
As of Monday 14th November, an estimated 23,916 people have lost their lives on Irish roads since records began.
So far this year, up to 164 people have died on Irelands roads, 7 of which were on County Kildare Roads.
Kildare County Council’s Road Safety Officer Declan Keogh has asked us all to reflect on this day and remember those who have died on our roads.
We take a moment to think about….
- what it must be like to be involved in a crash…
- what it must be like to have survived a crash and still live with the pain…
- what it must be like to receive that knock on the door in the middle of the night…
- and what it must be like for the many hundreds of Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters who have lost loved ones through road crashes and collisions. …
Please, before you take to the roads, remember, a crash can happen in a second, but the memories, hurt and pain will live with you forever.
We pray for all the families who have lost loved ones on the roads, and although their loved ones will never be forgotten, we pray that the families who have suffered, will at some time find the strength to return to happiness.
We pray for the Doctors, Nurses and medical staff at Naas General Hospital, and we thank them for their services and the endless hours of work that they carry out in the A&E department.
We pray for all those in the front-line Emergency Services, the Gardaí, Ambulance service and Fire Brigade, who are faced with horrific scenes every day of their working lives, and we thank them for their services, commitment and duties.