What to Do in Case of a Road Accident

What to Do in Case of a Road Accident

According to the Annual United States Road Crash Statistics, more than 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. An additional 4.4 million are injured seriously enough to require medical attention.

Accidents happen every day. That is why it pays to know some life-saving skills in case of any emergencies.

Here is a step-by-step guide of things we at Friendly Training recommend you should do should you be the first on the scene during an accident.

  • First Step
    Ensure your own safety — make sure all traffic has stopped before approaching an accident scene to avoid getting pulled into a pile-up. Note if there is any fuel spillage or other potential fire risks. (Turn off car ignition is possible.)
  • Second Step
    If there are other people around, have them call the emergency service. If none, assess the situation and use the First Aid training you had to treat any life-threatening conditions.
  • Third Step
    Check the quiet passengers if they are responsive. If not, make sure they are in a position where they are leaning forward or to one side where their airways will remain open.

NOTE: Only remove casualties from a vehicle if there is an immediate danger to their life from fire, flood, or an explosion. Otherwise, wait for the emergency services provider to arrive and administer care.

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