Drivers urged to train

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A NEW course is being launched to teach people who drive for a living first-aid skills.

According to St John Ambulance, 2,200 people die every year in the UK in crashes, with 25 per cent of the accidents involving lorries or passenger-carrying vehicles.

The first-aid service is urging drivers of these vehicles to go on their course so they can help tp save lives if they do see a crash.

The training includes how to handle spinal injuries, bleeding and resuscitation.

Graham Henry, the Regional Director for St John Ambulance in West Yorkshire, said: “It’s tragic that every year over 2,200 people die because of road accidents.

“If more drivers were first aid-trained and knew how to react in an emergency then they could be the difference between life and death.

“First aid is not just a skill you can use at work but something that is invaluable in general.”

For more information about the course call 0844 3245535.