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post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2016, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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IMHO, you should have made him stay lying down and called 911 for EMS response. When you're in shock you may not be able to feel broken bones and or internal damage. He should have been taken to a hospital immediately.

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@rmb is right. When in doubt, call 911.



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I think we need an 'official' list of Epic Stupid Shit that has happened here... but then I guess people would just start making stuff up to make the list.

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edit: Wait a minute... THAT'S THE SAME GUY!

Yea now you are catching on...

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if it's obviously not a "get up and laugh about it" kind of crash, i would say to him to not move, call the ambulance immediately. i had a buddy plow into a car and get up right away, he was very fit and muscular and figured he could walk it off. fortunately the ambulance was called because he almost bled out internally.

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IMHO, you should have made him stay lying down and called 911 for EMS response. When you're in shock you may not be able to feel broken bones and or internal damage. He should have been taken to a hospital immediately.
Agreed.

To support that, years ago I was aware of someone who had a fairly light getoff and felt fine and insisted he was fine, not knowing he had a broken rib or two.
No doubt he was in shock to some degree.
He got up, carried on, and the broken rib poked some holes in bad places and he died from the internal bleeding, as it was too late before he realized something was seriously wrong.

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IMHO, you should have made him stay lying down and called 911 for EMS response. When you're in shock you may not be able to feel broken bones and or internal damage. He should have been taken to a hospital immediately.
+1. You just never know. Internal injuries are possible with no outside symptoms. Especially with adrenaline flowing.

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