I was in a group ride that was going at a brisk pace. When we came to a smoother piece of road, I thought it would be a good idea to hydrate. In trying to put my bottle back in the cage, my front tire overlapped the rear tire of the cyclist in front of me, and the next thing I remembered was opening my eyesand seeing the ambulance crew. I got the usual simple questions, which I was unable to answer. I was put on the board, into the ambulance and off to the hospital.My Road ID assisted our group leader, the EMTs, and the medical staff at the hospital. It gave them the information they needed to contact my family.
Everyone was impressed by the personal/medical information that was available. It allowed me to receive quick and proper medical treatment. The surgeon straightened my collar bone and attached two plates and 13 screws which will stay with me for life.Update: The surgeon has finally declared me fit to “go out and wreck” -- his words, not mine. I am pretty much 100%, well at least 98%. During the course of my recovery, I tried to piece together the missing parts of my accident. Thankfully I was wearing a helmet along with my Road ID. I have three Road IDs -- one for biking, skiing and kayaking.
- Zbigniew .K from Verplanck, NY