When I came to at the hospital, all was in order

by ROAD iD Staff May 18, 2021

I purchased my Interactive Road ID earlier this year before embarking on vacation travel. I knew I'd be taking some solo rides in unfamiliar territory. I valued the fact I could update my online profile with current info... such as where I was staying and how to locate accompanying family members. But my Road ID proved invaluable close to home.

Less than 12 miles into a routine training ride on a local trail, I crashed hard for reasons still unknown. Knocked unconscious, arriving riders on the busy trail were reluctant to move me since it was not apparent I was still breathing.  Later on in the hospital I learned that the EMT squad relied on my Road ID to contact my wife, and assure her I was just scraped up a little bit. They also used the ID to acquire all of my insurance info.  When I came to at the hospital, all was in order.  Lesson learned:  always wear your Road ID.

- Jeffrey .R from Reston, VA