I pointed to the ID on my wrist

by ROAD iD Staff May 19, 2021

I was riding my bike when I took a narrow turn at an intersection and crashed. I lost consciousness upon impact. When I came to, I was in such excruciating pain that I was having trouble breathing. I laid in the road with my arm in the air, hoping someone would notice me and stop.

It wasn't too long before a passerby slowed down to ask if I was okay, when I was unable to respond I pointed to the ID on my wrist. When the emergency response team arrived, they used my ID to identify my name, date of birth, and vital medical details, such as epilepsy and an allergy to gadolinium.

My injuries were non-life-threatening, but having Road ID when I was unable to speak for myself was a great relief. The accident could have been much worse, and it's great peace of mind to know that if it had been, I would have had the same assistance from my wristband.

- Laura .H from Dallas, TX