Agonising accident victims on Third Mainland Bridge received a soothing balm, on Monday, from Rapid Response Squad (RRS) officers using First Aid boxes provided by Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.
NewsmakersNG learnt that one of the RRS patrol teams showcased the First Aid boxes supplied by the governor to assist accident victims during emergencies, when it ran into the multiple-accident scene on Third Mainland Bridge.
A source told NewsmakersNG: “The patrol team, heading towards the Island, noticed a traffic caused by a burning Ford 4Wheel Drive with built-up traffic behind it.
“The team abandoning its vehicle to join in putting out the fire heard a loud noise from some of the vehicles in the traffic.
“A Volkswagen LT Lagos colour commercial bus, with the registration number BOG 340 XR had a break failure. It rammed a Sequoia Toyota (MUS 953 BZ) after brushing a Honda Accord (RSH 163 CL).
“Over 4 passengers in the Volkswagen bus sustained various forms of injuries which necessitated the deployment of First Aid treatment by the Rapid Response Officers before the arrival of medical personnel.”
The State Government had sometime in April, 2017, started training and retraining of RRS officers on application of First Aid treatment in emergencies, CPR, Controlling bleeding and fracture management.
About 150 branded First Aid boxes were handed over to RRS by Lagos State Government in June 2017 for distribution to RRS patrol vehicles.