I was in so much pain that I couldn't talk...

by ROAD iD Staff May 22, 2021

On a typical 30 mile ride, I was going downhill at about 25 mph when I turned into a parking lot and went down hard. I wanted to get back on and finish my ride but my shoulder was very painful. A woman I knew saw me go down and called 911. When they arrived, I was in so much pain that it was hard to give the emergency responders my complete information or reach my cell phone in my jersey pocket to call my husband. I showed them my Road ID and they were able to access my medical history, medications, my allergy to latex, and contact my husband from the ER.

I sustained a broken humorous bone - right under the ball of my shoulder, lots of road rash and a hematoma on my hip. My Road ID was such a valuable resource, especially at first, to alert them to my latex allergy which causes anaphylactic shock; they knew right away not to use it.

Thank you so much for creating this resource. I wear my Road ID all the time. It saved me. Thank you again for being there for me when I needed help. 

- Lynn .S from Topeka, KS