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Gulp! Well done that man.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 3 May 2008.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    If you're going to have an accident like that, he's the sort of bloke you want around when it happens.
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Chapeux to that man.
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Flippin' heck!
     
  4. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Lucky he was there. There are some things that they just can't prepare you for in basic first aid.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Bloody hell!!
     
  6. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    oh good god!
     
  7. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Phew!
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Gawld, that sends shivers down me....the gods must have been looking down on her.
     
  9. Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    It was indeed extremely lucky timing.
    The road it happened on used to make up part of my commute - it's a very lumpy bit of road.
     
  10. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    I can't decide if that's lucky or unlucky. It's a fairly freakish accident to have the brake lever sever your femoral artery and then just to balance it up along comes a vascular surgeon. Not one you'd have guessed from a 'what happened next' clip.
     
  11. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    Thats a difficult injury to treat on the spot

    The Red Cross/St Johns courses teach the use of pressure, torniquets are supposed to be a big no-no as you can loose all circulation to the limb

    How ever, if its completely pissing blood you arent going to to stop it unless you can clamp off the artery, the armed forces have gone back to using torniquets in cases of a severed main artery

    The civvy first aid course wont tell you to use one though because of the litigation angle, if its squirting blood on your face pressure wont stop it though

    Its your call guys
     
  12. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I feel all a bit faint after reading that...I.... I think I'm going to........
    *thud*