The Rondônia State Traffic Department (Detran-RO) launched, this Friday (2), the “Your life is worth more” campaign. The action took place at Espaço Alternativo de Porto Velho and included a medical rescue simulation.
According to the State Government, the objective of the activity was to show in practice how the situation works with the aim of reducing the number of accidents in cities in Rondônia.
In addition to the simulation, Detran also carried out blitzes and educational pit stops with performances on streets and avenues with the greatest flow of people.
The general director of Detran, Léo Moraes, highlighted the importance of the campaign and brought worrying data.
“We have data that is catastrophic, there is no point in thinking that this is normal. We are experiencing a silent pandemic and Detran has to take an energetic attitude and take to the streets to make drivers aware of the importance of paying attention to prudence in our traffic”, said Léo.
Held in the late afternoon, the action simulated an accident between a motorcycle and a car and a motorcycle on Avenida Jorge Teixeira, in the Espaço Alternativo region, in Porto Velho.
The simulated accident left two victims, one of them a motorcyclist who was rescued in a delicate condition by a team from the Mobile Emergency Service (Samu).
“We have two types of service from Samu, one advanced and the other basic. In this specific situation, an advanced ambulance was needed to treat the victim due to the seriousness of the case. This unit is made up of a doctor, nurse and driver”, explained Samu’s doctor, Rodrigo Bastos.
The other victim was a driver who was trapped in the hardware of a Hilux pickup truck, the vehicle she was driving. The young woman was removed and rescued from the car by the Fire Department, which had to make cuts in the car’s bodywork.
Both victims were taken to the nearest emergency room in the region.
In total, according to DETRAN, approximately 200 employees of the agency participated in the launch of the campaign. The action also continued with the participation of other public security and health institutions, such as the Federal Highway Police, Military Police, Fire Department, Samu, State Health Surveillance Agency, among others.