Helping a downed rider - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,263
Helping a downed rider

Found this, and thought it'd be appropriate to put it here on TWF...good info if you come across an accident scene. :bike:

As much as we hate to admit it at one time or another we will come across a rider who has gone down. How we handle the situation can and will make a difference in the outcome sometimes. This is just intended as a basic primer on what and what not to do.

1. REMAIN CALM, getting excited will not help the victim.
2. Get yourself, bike or vehicle away from any danger or impact zones.
3. Secure or protect the rider and area as much as possible.
4. Call for emergency services or have someone in your group call, if necessary.
5. REMAIN CALM, have one person in control of the area.
6. Check the downed rider for injuries. If they are conscious talk to them calmly and reassure them that help is on the way. Ask what parts of their body hurts. Do not attempt to move the the rider if they can not do so themselves. KEEP THE RIDER CALM.
7. If the rider is not conscious assess what injuries you can without moving the rider. UNLESS THERE IS A NEED TO PERFORM MOUTH TO MOUTH OR CPR DO NOT REMOVE THEIR HELMET OR MOVE THE RIDER.
8. If the victim is bleeding assess the severity of the bleeding. Most bleeding can be stopped by applying direct pressure to the wound. As with any bodily fluids protect yourself as much as possible.
10. When professional emergency help arrives give them a quick run down of what you have found or done. Then move out of their way unless they ask you for help.
11. Answer any questions you can as truthfully as possible.
13. Determine what you will do when you leave the accident scene. Whether you will continue riding for the day or whether you will call it a day. This decision will be greatly influenced by your personal psyche and circumstances of the accident. There is no shame in calling quits for the day when you are distracted by the accident.

Again this is just intended to give you a bit of guidance as to what to do if you happen upon a downed rider. It is not intended to give you specific instructions on how to treat injuries or to render first aid. This is just intended for you to able to help until QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL HELP arrives.

*** Feel free to post your thoughts, and/or anything you think u might do different.
Need4Speed is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 07:14 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,333
Very nice post. It has alot of helpful tips. The only thing I can see that I would do different is....REMAIN CALM. Seriously it is all good to know in case we come across this in the future. Thanks for the info on it.
GSXR1000DJ is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 08:47 PM
ShanMan14's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: FREE THE HOPS!
Posts: 10,104
Thanks, good info.
ShanMan14 is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 08:50 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 741
The best advice:

Todd is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 12:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,420
bump a good post.
byron12 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 12:46 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 367
very informative post i must say
Anthony is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 10:38 PM
V-Twin Moddin
Gas Man's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916

aka Gas Man

Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R

is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 10:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 24,016

marko138 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 10:56 PM
saverok's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: nashville,tn
Posts: 3,906
Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
i agree funny as hell

but also rept good post

They call me Mr. Saverok
Silence is golden: Duct tape is silver.
saverok is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome