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Accident Advice

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by classic33, 12 Mar 2014.

  1. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

  2. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Had another few chances this last week, not cycling related, to find out from the "horses mouth" as it were, what they'd look for. Both paramedics at the scene(if you weren't making much sense/confirm details given) and at A&E's.

    Both seem to favour medicalert or similar. Keeping it simple, laminated card as suggested by @Cunobelin. Name, address, Dr's details & hospital number on one side, any medication and allergies on the other.

    Whilst they can look at your phone, it requires two people(It's got that bad). If in use on the bike, they may not bother looking at it. "They're there to treat the person." Whilst they're looking at your phone, whose looking after you.
    Items of clothing may be cut and or removed, helmets included, at the scene.

    Edited to read
    "Items of clothing may be cut and or removed"
    "Items of clothing may cut and or be removed"

    AskMid roadside Service
    & PC/tablet
    Last edited: 11 Aug 2017
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  3. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Active Member

    I've never been in a cycle accident or seen one but here's a tip. Fill in the Medical ID In the health app (if you have a iPhone) or write down on paper like a ID card (Or both) that way if your ever in an accident and are unconscious at least emergency services know who you are and what conditions/illnesses you have. I have both because if you mobile gets broken or is dead they still have the card to see your info.
    Because defiantly include your name and medical conditions/allergies and a emergency contact number (e.g Mum or dad) etc..
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  4. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    I made an ID card from stiff cardboard and wrote my details on it. Wrap sellotape around the card and you have a simple, cheap and changeable solution.

    For over 25 years I have carried a survival blanket and orienteering whistle. The idea being if I’m in a ditch with a broken leg I can be warm and noisy.

    I have used a survival blanket twice for other cyclists.

    In my club this year we’ve had three instances when a survival blanket would have been useful. At our upcoming Awards Evening we will be distributing 100, for free, to our members asking them to carry these on all rides. Cost is about 55p per blanket.

    Speaking personally I think the whistle and blanket I carry should be part of every cyclist’s basic kit.
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Not at work
    When I'm riding I wear a Velcro wrist band with my detail!s inside. I'll try and remember the make.
  6. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    When dialling 112 from a mobile it will over-ride the need to enter a PIN code, making it possible to use anyone’s phone. It will search other networks for a signal and prioritise the call if the network is busy. It is also possible to register for a text service so that if needed you can text the emergency services.
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2018 at 00:04
  7. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    That is only true on Android phones if it hasn't been disabled (by the phone supplier or the user) and plenty disable it because they were making accidental nuisance emergency calls when trying to unlock their phone. Here's a page from 2011 telling people why and how to disable it (actually 911, the US/Canada version of 112) https://www.pcworld.com/article/246000/how_to_avoid_being_a_911_butt_dialer_nuisance.html
  8. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Works on all of mine.

    112 being an international choice of number.
  9. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Doesn't work on mine: you can't dial anything without entering the code and there's no locked screen button to call 112. I'm pretty sure it didn't work on my old Gingerbread phone either. At best, it probably should say "from some mobiles"
  10. OP

    classic33 Legendary Member

  11. I've got a RoadID wrist strap which has 4 lines of text on a metal plate so plenty of space for name/year of birth/next of kin contact details/blood type/allergies/favourite cake etc etc.
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