Emergency information in event of an accidient

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 21 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I was talking to the Mrs the other day and she was concerned that if I have an accident while she is abroad...wait for it...nobody would know that the dog would still be 'home alone':rolleyes:...possibly for weeks after my death....:rolleyes:...anyway....she suggested I carry a note for the police to save the mutt in the event I am mamed or left dieing in a ditch somewhere. I hav esince had a word about her priorities, however on a serious note what information is it prudent to include in such a note for the emergency services in the event of a cycling accident?

    So far mine says my name and a statement that it was the other guys fault:biggrin:
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    your address, where to find the "hidden key" and instructions as to how much to feed the dog. :rolleyes:
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    oh what a nice missus you have :rolleyes: never mind about you, as long as the dog survives :rolleyes:

    in all seriousness though one of the first thing they would do if they knew their arse from their elbow is look for a mobile phone and look for 'mum' or 'home' or something in the address book.
  4. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    The recommendation is to put someone in under ICE in your mobile phone. Most emergency services will now look for this, it stands for In Case of Emergency. Tip from a mate who works in A&E, they find it very useful.
  5. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    Not sure what it is French/German/Dutch though. Best stay in the UK:biggrin:
  6. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    ICE is a Europe wide initiative.

    I keep a laminated card in my saddlepack that says:

    Name: Jacomus *****
    DOB: 28/01/1986
    Allergies: NONE
    Medical allergies: NONE. Penicillin safe. Morphine safe.
    ICE: +44 **** ****** further ICE in mobile phone
    General health: Very fit. Non-smoker. No illigal narcotics. No perscription narcotics.
  7. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    I have a Road ID -one of these which you wear on your wrist

    http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx - good value and arrived very fast, and of excellent quality

    Would be a bit useless in an arm severing accident, but I am prepared to take that risk!
  8. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I like the dog tag idea on that site...I think that may be the style people will notice most in a severe accident
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Could I carry a similar card that says:

    Name: bonj
    DOB: 23/09/19**
    Allergies: NONE
    Medical allergies: NONE. Penicillin safe. Reacts very well to morphine. In fact will probably be cured immediately by a shot of morphine.
    ICE: +44 **** ****** further ICE in mobile phone
    General health: Quite fit. Ex-smoker. No illigal narcotics (currently). No perscription narcotics.

    If I arranged the card so it was just sticking out of my pocket, then went to a busy shopping centre and collapsed and pretended to be dead, would they just give me a nice free shot of morphine?
  10. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Unless you have a Trice of course in which case they can organise spare parts on your behalf!

    Please do not rely on this technology, as if like me you have a lock on your phone - it may not be accessible, equally if the phone is damaged or battery dies.Also there are some concerns in that finding a phone does not neccesarily identify it as the victims, and that a false call can be made with the best of intentions.

    (Personally I dismiss the "confidentality issues as I feel that if discussed withthe perosn nominated, it is permission for their details to be released inthis way)

    The best way is a simple meta tag or bracelet - much more secure and reliable - and not subject to the foibles of technology.

    Road ID is fine, but I know from experience that a shoe is not somewhere you would look for ID...

    Quick "pat down" during the primary and secondary survey for wallet, credit card folder, keys, neck for ID / Alert, wrist for Id / Alert, and if armed forces - shoulder for Blood group.
  11. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Perhaps - but are you willing to take the risk of some halitoxic grandmother "slapping a liplock" (no tongues) on you as she attempts to resuscitate you?
  12. col

    col Veteran

    Dont forget about the dribblexx(
  13. and the bit of toast stuck under the plate...
  14. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Name: BTFB
    DOB: 25/12/1967
    Allergies: The bastard car driver who hit me
    Medical allergies: NONE. Penicillin safe. Reacts very well to hot female nurse massage. In fact will probably be cured immediately by a hot female nurse(s).
    ICE: +44 **** ****** further ICE in mobile phone
    General health: You figure it out, I cant.
    Non smoker.
    I deny everything and blame him over there.
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    :rolleyes::angry:euuugghhhh - no ! I think on second thoughts I'd rather dress up as a builder and go into A&E and claim a brick fell on my head :rolleyes:
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