It happened just a few miles from home

by ROAD iD Staff May 20, 2021

Recently, I decided to take a ride on a narrow road that is not considered particularly safe for cyclists. After about 4 miles, riding in strong winds and heavy traffic, I decided to find a safe area ahead of me to turn around and call it a day. At that moment, without any warning, I felt an excruciating pain in my left ribcage. The rear-view mirror of an SUV, traveling about 45 mph, slammed into my back, spinning me around and smashing me into the rear quarter panel, pitching me into the roadside ditch. I didn't lose consciousness, but I was not able to communicate effectively. Thanks to my Road ID, the EMTs were able to contact my wife and get the vital information they needed to give me quick and proper care.

I am writing this from my hospital bed with five fractured ribs, two fractured vertebras, a bruised lung and spleen, numerous cuts and bruises, and a tear in my intestine. I just want to say thanks. My Road ID made communication possible and helped save my life.

UPDATE: We are happy to report that Ray is recovering well and anticipates being back on his bike in the next couple of months.

- Roy .E from Moore, OK