*The Crash*
By: Studentnurse
01 January 2005

This past week the family was going out to eat at a local restaurant. It was friday night so there was plenty of traffic out with the Christmas season right on top of us.We were disagreeing on where to go to for supper. We finally choose Wendy's. We were all talking and having a good time as we were walking to the front door. There is a 4 lane road right in front of Wendy's. It was silent then we heard a loud CRASH.In a split second a someone's life was potentially changed. We made sure the scene was safe before approaching to avoid further victims/injuries. The crash was between a suburban and a compact car. Needless to say the suburban people were fine. They were on their cell phones talking and walking around so we focued our attention on the compact car.

We went to the compact car to assisst the victim. We assessed her ABC's.

That is Airway, Breathing, Circulation.

The girl was talking so I knew she had a patent airway, she was breathing(her breathing was good) , and she had circulation(aka Pulse)

(For those that have taken CPR or Basic First Aid you know what I am talking about, this is why it is essential to get The training!!)

Another family member directed traffic to avoid further car wrecks, since this happened at a curve in the road.

We stayed with her until the Paramedics came. It was aggravating to see no one else out there with us. Everyone walked away or stared at the scence, some people offered to call 911. The paramedics came and took over the site , then we went back to Wendy's for supper. We meet up with her at the hospital to check in on her. We visited with her family until she got dismissed from the hospital. We went by her job to check in on her , she was doing better, and she was sore from the wreck.I am so grateful that everyone in my family has CPR training and can handle themselves in a crisis situation. She also was glad we were there for her in her time of need.

The lessons learned from this

1.Know CPR, Basic First Aid.

2. Get the training on CPR, first aid, Know Your ABC's , carry a first aid kit at all times.

3. Life can change in a matter of moments be ready.


P.S. A co-worker saw us the next day at work He said he saw us at the wreck, on his way to dinner, and that's why he didn't stop because he had to go eat.

"Eating was more important to him then aiding his fellow man."

Let me encourage yall to get the medical training, it is worth every penny you pay for it.

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