I will never again forget my Road ID

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

The other day I was riding my bike home from work, when out of nowhere I was hit by a truck.  The driver had been drinking, and he immediately fled the scene.  I tried to call for help, but my cell phone was completely crushed from the impact.  On top of that, I had no identification or emergency contact information with me.  Any other day, I would have been wearing my Road ID, but I happened to forget to wear it that day...go figure.

Thankfully, two cyclists stopped and were able to help me.  I could not believe that they both were wearing Road IDs.  I ended up in the emergency room at VA Hospital.  I was lucky that day...my injuries were relatively minor...concussion, bruised ribs, wrenched shoulder and serious road rash...it could have been much worse.

I believe that wearing ID today is just as important as my dog tags were to me when I served in the Air Force.  I will never again forget to take my Road ID with me when I ride, run, swim, hike or just leave my home to go somewhere, anywhere.

- David .W from Phoneix, AZ