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If you come upon a crash, call 911 and/or send someone for help. Don’t assume someone else has called; it is better for emergency services to get multiple calls rather than none at all.

Do not put yourself in danger! Pull as far off the road as possible and turn on your flashing hazard lights to alert others. Be careful when exiting your vehicle and stay out of traffic.

If someone is injured, apply first aid. However, don’t move an injured person who may have a neck or spinal injury. Don’t attempt to remove the helmet of an injured motorcycle or bicycle rider.

Treat for Shock

Persons who have been injured may go into shock. When someone is in shock, all of the body functions slow down. Shock can be very serious and can cause death. Treat the injured for shock regardless of whether they appear to be in shock:

• Keep the injured person calm.

• Don’t give them anything to drink.

• Have the person lie flat and elevate their legs.

• Cover the person with blankets to hold body heat.

• Maintain an open airway