Thursday, March 11, 2010
Do you work out with ID?
Earlier this month an injured bicyclist was found on the side of the road. He was critically injured. Bystanders called 911, CPR was performed, he was resuscitated and transported to the local hospital. For over a day he was in the hospital and no one knew who he was. It took an article in the local paper to have someone come and identify who he was. Unfortunately his injuries proved to be fatal and he passed away a few days later.
Now that the weather is getting warmer many of us are outside enjoying it and getting some great exercise. This week alone I know I've been out with the kids walking around town. While I usually remember to bring my cell phone with me, one thing I never think to take with me is identification. It doesn't matter if you're a runner, bicyclist or walker; most of us don't think to take identification when we go out to exercise.
There are several companies who make medical and identification bands, jewelry or tags for runners and cyclists. There are bracelets that you can fill in, you can subscribe to or that have USB to detail all your contact and emergency information.
Please carry, wear or attach some form of ID when you exercise. It's a small thing that can make a big difference in an emergency.