What is the correct protocol when a fellow riders wrecks during a ride
So the other day when riding with my buddy, he went down behind me and I had no clue until about a mile ahead at the end of the windy road. I waited about a minute until I realized something was wrong. I quickly turned around and rode fast until I could find him. As I am riding I saw his bike sticking out of the thick woods on the side of the road and him no where to be found. I locked up the brakes, pulled to the side, threw my helmet off and rushed to the scene. I found him lying on the ground about 30 yards ahead of his bike along the tree line. I quickly yelled his name and he stuck is head up shocked and confused. He was white as a ghost and was slurring his words wanting to stand up. He said he couldn't feel any of his limbs. I demanded that he stay seated leaned up against a tree until I could check him out, but instead he just kept trying to get up. Once he stood up, he walked around still in shock. I wasn't sure what to exactly do in these situations? Do I make him stand and walk if he can or keep him down until I feel like he is ready to stand? I called our friends dad who lived very close by and is a veteran rider. I was ecstatic when he picked up the phone because he's been through this stuff before (lost a close friend when he was on his way to his house in a crash) and very knowledgeable and kind guy.
His bike is ride able, but the tank is completely crushed in due to the fact that it was crushed against the tree. Luckily he was wearing; helmet, boots, jacket, jeans and gloves. He walked away in a lot of soreness and a wicked bruise on his hip. He is still recovering a few days after.