Most people are lucky enough to never experience any sort of serious car crash. However, if you were to be involved in an accident, would you actually know what to do? Taking the wrong actions could be the difference between life and death. Here are some tips that will help to prepare you, should the unthinkable ever happen.
Stop Your Car
After you have an accident, even if it’s just a small bump – don’t just drive away. You should use the hazard lights on your car, or your headlights, so that you can let other drivers know that there has been an accident. Using your headlights can also create some light, so that the area is more safe.
Leave People Where They Are
Your first reaction to an injured person might be to try and get them out of the car. While you should help people who have been hurt, you should never attempt to move an injured person after a car crash. If someone is actually in danger, and they must be moved, try to support any broken limbs, and make sure that you don’t twist their neck or back.
If someone is wearing a crash helmet, you shouldn’t remove it. You can lift their visor, but don’t take the helmet off unless they stop breathing, or start to vomit. If you must remove someone’s helmet after a crash, get someone else to give their head and neck support, so that you can lift the helmet gently.