Yesterday, I was travelling to Mahabalipuram. Halfway through the drive, I saw a huge crowd on the side of the road. I stopped the vehicle, jumped out, and rushed there to see what had happened. There was a man who had been in a road accident. He had multiple bruises and Injuries. The worst injuries were on his forehead. His eyes were closed, and he was being held up by someone. I went closer and assessed the situation. He had his pulse. But his breathing was irregular and rapid. I immediately put him in the recovery position. Within a few minutes, he recovered, started talking and he sat up on his own. The ambulance had been called by someone already.
While we were waiting, I cleared the crowd around him. Unfortunately, I did not have my first aid kit with me, so I put a plastic bag on my hand and used a clean cloth to clean his face and cover his forehead injuries. After about half an hour, the Government Ambulance 108 arrived. I helped the victim to get into the ambulance, and left the scene.
by Siddharth Chandrasekar