On Dec. 30, at 11 p.m., a traffic accident occurred at Rodeo Boulevard and Cochran Avenue. There were several major injuries and one death.
As first responders, our job was to assess the situation and obtain additional resources as needed. Upon our arrival at the scene this task and many others were facilitated by the assistance of several bystanders. These bystanders, whose medical backgrounds varied from a medical doctor to those with little or no medical skills, assisted by providing care in whatever fashion they could prior to our arrival and then assisting us during the rescue.