If I had only been wearing ID at the time...

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

On the day of my accident I was 1 mile from work, on a straight road, wind behind me, sun in my eyes.  I was riding with my head down, clocking some 30mph.  I rode at full speed right into the front of the parked truck.  I didn't even have time to take my hands off the bars to protect my face.

My injuries were extensive and severe.  I was discovered by an off duty fireman that was passing.  He noticed me lying on the road, partially under the front of the truck.  A short time later I was attended by two ambulance crews.  I remained on the road for 45 minutes before they secured me to a body board and transported me, very slowly, to the main hospital in Oxford.

If I had only been wearing an ID at the time, they could have contacted my family immediately to let them know what happened, and inform emergency services of my personal medical details.

Now that I realize the importance of wearing ID, I will always, from this day forward, wear my Road ID.  It's a small price to pay for peace of mind, and we never know for sure what lies around the next bend.

Update: I am happy to report that I got my Bianchi 928 C2C carbon bike replaced.  After 12 weeks of physical therapy and medical treatment I am ready to take part in the annual Stelviobike event in Italy.

- David .S from Oxford, England, ..