I remember thinking, "Don't fall into traffic!"

by ROAD iD Staff May 21, 2021

I wanted to say thank you for this great product. Carrying some sort of ID on a run or bike ride always seemed to make sense just to be careful. Now that I've put my Road ID to use, I'm an even greater believer.

I was out on a training ride on my triathlon bike. About 23 miles in to the ride (and still 7 miles from my destination and outon a pretty rural road), I heard my front tire pop. I remember losing control, and then thinking to myself "don't fall in to traffic." The next thing I remember, there was a lady standing over me and a fire truck pulling up. The lady said she saw my front tire blow, stopped, called 911 and came to check on me.

I was unconscious for a couple of minutes, but when I woke up I was cognizant enough to point to my ID and say, "That's my wife." Pam, the good samaritan, called my wife and said, "Your husband was in a bicycle accident. An ambulance is on the way." As a side note, that is not a phone call your pregnant wife wants to receive. An ambulance picked me up moments later and, after a few hours in the hospital, I went home with a broken arm, concussion, and a bunch of scrapes and bruises.

I'll forever be thankful for Pam stopping and for me wearing my Road ID. Without them, I don't know how long I would have been laying there and don't know how long it would have taken me to "come-to" enough to remember my wife's number.

- Robert .C from Portland, OR