Derry Daily has learned that staff at Altnagelvin Hospital have dealt with 17 fractures in the past three weeks of people who have slipped and fallen in CAR PARKS!
Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has called on Transport NI – the new name for Roads Service – to clarify its policy on gritting its car parks during cold spells.
He made his comments following being contacted by users of the car parks in the city who said they felt the surface of the car parks were at times dangerous with snow and ice.
“Everyone has been trying to deal with the all the various aspects that the current bad weather has caused particularly with the snow and ice and all the dangers that presents on our roads, footpaths and lane ways,” said Hassan.
“I have been contacted by several people in the city who have used a number of car parks during this time and they have brought to me their concerns about the slippery surfaces in several of these car parks.
“These car parks are used by hundreds of people daily and they may not be a key priority when trying to keep our roads open but none the less it important that they are included in whatever plan the agencies use during extreme weather conditions.”Tags: