One of the patrol teams of the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command this afternoon put into use one of the First Aid boxes supplied by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to the unit to assist accident victims during emergencies.
The patrol team, which was on the Third Mainland Bridge 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 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 retaining 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.