Accidents are a common sight on busy Wichitaroads such as Kellogg, I-35, Rock Road and 21st Street. You might be walking by or driving your car, but if an accident occurs right before your eyes, you can help. Keep reading to find how you might save a life.
First, if you’re in a vehicle, pull a safe distance off the road and turn on your hazard lights. This alerts other drivers and helps the emergency vehicles spot the accident.
Next, don’t assume someone else has called 911. Especially with busy streets such as Kellogg or I-235, many people may witness the accident, but don’t call for emergency help because they assume everyone else has. Even if you witness a minor crash in which the driver could probably call 911 themselves, don’t assume anything. When calling for help, be prepared to answer questions such as your location and how many people are injured.
Don’t move an injured person unless the vehicle is burning or the person is in danger. Moving the injured person can result in worse damage. Even low velocity collisions can result in serious injury. If the driver is able, assist them in moving the wrecked vehicle out of the way of traffic. However, do not move the vehicle yourself unless asked by emergency personnel.
If the victim is injured, you shouldn’t move them, but you can still help comfort them. Providing a blanket to keep them warm or shading them from the sun can help while waiting for the ambulance.
These tasks might not seem like you’re helping much, but it could save a life.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our article located here.
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