I never ride without it.

by ROAD iD Staff May 14, 2021

I have used the Road ID for several years now but it never was needed until just recently.

I was out for a leisurely bike ride Monday April 9th 2018 when I crashed while riding on the Folsom Blvd bridge in Folsom,CA. One moment I was riding along and the next thing I remember was waking up in the back of an ambulance on my way to the hospital.

Because I had my ID with me, paramedics and hospital staff were able to treat me, contact my wife, and initiated contact with my medical insurance company all while I was incapacitated.

Thank you again for being there when I needed it most

I was doing a 'bunny hop' over an expansion joint on the bridge in Folsom. I have done this maneuver many times over this specific location. My speed was low (12mph), not sure what happened but I was told I was conscious and speaking but I have no recollection of this at all. When I arrived at the hospital, I had a CT scan showing I have a small brain bleed, a compression fracture of my T7 vertebrae in my back, and I chipped a tooth that was ejected thru my lip requiring 7 external stitches and several internal stitches in my mouth.

My Road ID was on my wrist, it survived fine but I was unable to locate it so I reordered on because I never ride without it. My ID contained important information to allow first responders and hospital staff to contact my wife.

- Chris