What Should You Do In Case Of Road Injury?

  1. Try to get a response from the injured person. Ask if they are okay or gently tap them.
  2. Move to a safe location if possible, away from traffic and further danger.
  3. Turn on hazard lights and, if available, set up warning triangles or flares.
  4. If someone is seriously injured, do not move them unless there is an immediate danger (e.g., fire).
  5. Dial emergency services immediately to report the accident and request medical assistance.
  6. Provide clear information about the location, number of people injured, and the nature of the injuries.
  7. If trained, provide basic first aid such as stopping bleeding, performing CPR, or treating for shock.
  8. Use a clean cloth or bandage to apply direct pressure to the wound. Elevate the injured area if possible.
  9. If the person is unresponsive and not breathing, begin CPR. Give chest compressions and rescue breaths if trained to do so.
  10. Try to keep the injured individuals calm and comfortable.
  11. Stabilize the fracture with a splint or padding. Avoid moving the injured limb unnecessarily.
  12. In case of hypothermia, warm the person gradually using blankets and warm liquids. Avoid direct heat.
  13. In case a person is effected by heat stroke, move the person to a cool place, hydrate, and cool their body with wet cloths or a fan.
  14. Exchange contact and insurance information with other involved parties.
  15. Document the accident scene with photos and take notes on the circumstances and any visible damages.
  16. Notify the police to file an official accident report.
  17. Seek medical attention even if injuries seem minor, as some symptoms might appear later.
  18. Keep records of all medical treatments and expenses related to the accident.
  19. Consult with a legal professional if needed, especially in cases of serious injury or disputes about fault.

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