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Good post on accident scene management!

Tourmeister

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:tab What I'd really like to do is have someone qualified show up at a bike night or maybe setup a special day for CPR training. Now that everyone is riding again, I really think it would be good preventative maintenance ;-) It would be cool if basic first aid is included.

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hey Scott and all yall , a couple of things to think about , first , i never get on the highway without my helmet , and i never ever leave home without my cell phone , ive been down in a ditch before where noone could see me , with the bike laying on top of me , and when i came to i managed to call somebody for help , they called somebody who lived right around the corner who came and got the bike off me and took me and the bike home , i should have gone to the er but im a bit dumber than i look sometimes . second like the article says , if everybody is running around like a chicken with its head cut off , the guy on the ground is not getting the help he needs , hand someone your cell and have them call 911 while you tend to the victim , delegate authority to get everybody back and make sure that traffic is controlled . ive seen it where a bike gets run over twice before there was enough of scene to get all the other cagers to wake up . third , dont let any body move the victim , even if hes in the middle of the freeway , the cages can go around , trust me they will , and slowly cuz theyr all gonna be rubberneckin , lastly , im had cpr and first aid in the marine corps and with the volunteer fire dept so any time yall want me to ill help out with any lessons ,,,,,,casey
 

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Re: accident

kc69 said:
dont let any body move the victim , even if hes in the middle of the freeway , the cages can go around , trust me they will , and slowly cuz theyr all gonna be rubberneckin , lastly , im had cpr and first aid in the marine corps and with the volunteer fire dept so any time yall want me to ill help out with any lessons ,,,,,,casey
I disagree with you here. Safety dictates whether or not you move them. It becomes a cost vs. benefit question. If they stand a chance of siginificant further injury (i.e., struck by another vehicle in a blind curve), or if the pavement is hot enough to cause severe burns, You have to move them.

Spinal injuries constitute less than 1% of the injuries found. In August, in the middle of the afternoon, a motorcyclist laying in the roadway has about 100% chance of 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
 
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