Many different bikers attended the workshop. These bikers, every month or on weekends, go on a bike ride and witness many road accidents. Many times bikers lose their lives in road accidents. But, lacking knowledge about how to help a road accident victim, they just become a helpless spectator.
A workshop was arranged to train these bikers on how to help a road accident victim. The hospital administration informed that many such workshops are planned for future.
Dr Trang Singhal, a consultant at Emergency Department of Apollo hospital in Mumbai, said, “We trained them about how to handle a head, neck and muscle injuries during the accident. We also trained on how to transport an accident victim to the nearest hospital. And, how to identify serious and non-serious injuries?”
He added, “Many times people fear that they may get harassed by police. We then informed them about Supreme Court’s verdict, which does not allow any person, who is helping an accident victim, be obstructed or intimidated by anybody.”
Ritul Tailor, a 30-year-old biker, who attended the workshop, said, “We have lost many friends in road accidents. While riding, we see many accident victims, but because we are not much aware of what should be done to save their lives, we could not help them. We have also seen many deaths of road accident victims. The workshop was informative and it would help us to save lives in future.”