Road accidents are always a cause of panic, stress, and sometimes grief. It is a more stressful situation if you are travelling with your family or friends. Major accidents can also be a matter of life and death.
Whatever may be the cause and however severe the outcomes may be, one needs to know what to do and what not to do in such an emergency
Things To Remember When Road Accidents Happen:
Do not panic
Let not panic and stress take you over. Try to remain calm. Only a calm mind can assess the situation and be able to do all that can help you and your family or those involved out of the situation without any fatal or unwanted outcomes.
Check on yourself
The first thing to do when you are composed is to check on yourself. Are you hurt? How badly are you hurt? Are you able to move? Are you able to perform any first aid measures?
Check on others
If you find yourself to be safe and unhurt, check on those travelling with you. Check for any serious injuries and on their overall well being. Confirm that no passengers travelling with you are critical.
Find a safe zone
If you and your co-passengers can move, it is extremely important to find a safe zone. More often, irrespective of the severity of the accident, a vehicle is prone to catch fire or undergo other major damage, which in turn may put you and others in a dangerous situation.
Call the police helpline and report the accident, once in a safe zone. It allows you to feel more calm knowing that help is arriving soon.
Keep others safe
An accident zone is a risky zone. Ensure that no others are getting injured as a result of the accident site. Put up an emergency warning road sign, to warn any other vehicles passing by to reduce their speed and pass around.
Wait for help
Without panicking, you must wait for help to arrive and ensure you and your co-passengers safety. Do not engage in any activity that will put you or others at more risk.
Remember, responsibility is key when it comes to emergency situations like a car accident. It is not just your life, but also the life of others that must be protected in such circumstances. Adhere to safety protocol and take wise and responsible decisions when in crises.
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