Thursday, April 30 2009 @ 05:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Don’t move unless you’re sure you won’t hurt yourself more.
Don’t get mad. Keep a level head.
Don’t ride away or shake off what seems like a minor injury—you might find later that it’s worse than you thought.
GET HELP Call 911. Get medical help if needed.
GET WITNESSES Write down names and phone numbers of anyone that witnessed the crash
GET EVIDENCE Get information from every vehicle:
* License plate number, make of car
* Driver’s license number
* Insurance company name and policy number ((should match driver name)
* Driver name, address, phone number
GET THE POLICE REPORT # from the police on the scene and get a copy of from the district station in which the crash occurred.
AFTER THE CRASH
Write down how the crash happened while it’s fresh in your memory.
Keep (or photograph) any damaged clothes or equipment. Photograph any injuries you sustained. Document any lost wages or time off.
Washington Area Bicyclist Association