What To Do If You Find Yourself At The Scene Of A Motorcycle Accident
1. Immediately control traffic. Do whatever you can to SAFELY alert oncoming traffic to slow down or stop and to move around the accident scene. Give plenty of room so any accident investigation will be undisturbed. First responders will need sufficient room to treat the injured rider and the injured rider will also be able to remain more calm as moving traffic will be farther away.
2. Alert oncoming blind traffic. If the rider is down on a blind curve, traffic must be stopped both up and down the road. Find a bystander and direct them to the blind spots and tell them to stop traffic
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4. Attend to the downed rider. First assess if the person is breathing. If they are not, either administer CPR or find someone on-scene who is trained to do so. If the person is breathing, determine if they are conscious. If they are not conscious, you must be sure the airway remains clear. Feel in the mouth and be sure the tongue is not obstructing breathing. Also make sure that they are not facing down, where breathing could become difficult. It is best if they are on their side.
5. If you must roll them over, do so with a partner. Do not remove a helmet. When the person is rolled, hold them in a way that the head turns with the body, effectively not moving the neck or spine separately.
6. Once they are stable and breathing calm the conscious person. Keep them warm and put pressure on any significant bleeding.
7. Be sure someone has called 911.
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