My ID informed the EMTs of my meds

by ROAD iD Staff May 20, 2021

Five of us were on our Tuesday ride, descending down a steep hill into Orinda, CA. The hill had bottomed-out and we were approaching an intersection at 5-10 mph.  There were 3 cars waiting at the traffic light. The first rider squeezed by and rounded the curb to the right. The second rider cut throughdiagonal across the sidewalk. I followed and my front tire washed out and I fell.  The next thing I remember is being loaded into the ambulance and being transported to John Muir Trauma Center in Walnut Creek, CA.

I am on Coumadin, a blood thinner, and my Road ID states "MEDICAL ALERT – COUMADIN” on the first line.I was given 2 units of frozen blood platelets and vitamin K to offset the blood thinner. My family was contacted immediately using the Road ID info. My daughter and wife arrived within 30 minutes at the trauma center, and I spent a total of three days at the hospital before being discharged.

I am now at home 90% recovered, and I’m feeling good! I always wear my Road ID.

Thank you for inventing it.

- Larry .J from Walnut Creek, CA