Monday, October 5, 2009

General Health Topic - Wearing ID While Participating in Sports

Hello Everyone,

I am sadly writing about this topic again.

Another tragedy just occurred in the area, Two cyclists were riding a tandem bicycle on a common cycling route outside of town. A distracted motorist plowed into the rear of the cyclists killing the woman instantly. The male rider was still alive and taken to a hospital where he later died.

The female rider was wearing an ID bracelet and was able to be identified. The male rider was not wearing ID and was not able to be identified until the next day. At that time, the male rider was identified as the husband of the female rider.

Wearing a sport ID would not have saved their lives. However, it would have made identification of the riders easier, with quicker notification of relatives.

To motorist - Please pay attention to what you are doing! More cyclist and motorcycles are sharing the road. Pay attention to your surroundings! Please give cyclists a very wide berth if possible.

To cyclists - Pay attention to your surroundings!. DO NOT wear headphones while you are riding! Be careful.

There are many suppliers of Medical and Sports ID. Please get one.

I hope we will not have any more of these tragic stories.

Until later,

Dr. Paul

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