Road ID helps the EMTs, so they can help you

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

I was sprinting on a bike trail with my friend Jill, when the next thing I know I'm dodging a post that was right in the middle of this paved path!  All I remember after that is leaves and branches...then being surrounded by medics.  Jill was down as well, and was in obvious pain.  The medics had my Road ID, and they were using it to ask me to confirm my name and birthdate...I had a concussion, but I was still able to respond to them.  We were taken to the hospital on backboards, but eventually we were checked and released.

I take comfort in the fact that my Road ID was there, in case I wasn't able to respond.  The Interactive service allows me to list all my allergies and medical history. As a former health care provider, I know it is important for emergency responders to have accurate and quick access to my information so they can help me rather than harm me. No matter what I'm doing- be it road biking, mountain biking, skiing, walking, or traveling- I wear my Road ID.

Update: I have since returned to the site of the accident and the posts in the middle of the trail have been removed! Thank goodness.

- Susan .L from Bend, OR