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