It was my Road ID that spoke for me

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

It was a normal Tuesday when I headed out on a 30 mile bike ride.  Little did I know, it would be 13 days before I returned home.  Although I was told I didn't lose consciousness, I remember nothing about the accident.  Apparently I took a hard fall on my left side.  Suffering with a fractured pelvis, four cracked ribs, a bruised lung, a dislocated shoulder and a concussion...it was my Road ID that spoke for me.

The first responders called my husband, and by the time he got to the hospital, the Trauma doctors had completed my full-body scans and knew what procedures I was facing.  Without my Road ID, the hospital would have had to wait for my insurance information, and there is no telling how long I would have been a "Jane Doe".

My Road ID spoke for me when I couldn't, and for that I am thankful.

Update:  I'm back riding again, up to 30 plus miles now...although slower than I'd like.  It's been a long healing process.  FYI, about 4 months after my accident, I stopped by the local fire station and met with one of my first responders to say thanks. He remembered my accident specifically because of my Road ID! You guys rock.

- Teresa .F from Phoenix, AZ