Things to do after you get involved in an accident: #iMentor with Harkheindzel Kenny O.
No one prays to be involved in any kind of accident but I think it’s important to know what to do if you find yourself in one. Even if it’s not you, this info could help someone along the way.
Especially when it is a car accident or any kind of accident that you eventually find yourself on the land.. Any kind of crash where the transporting medium finds itself on the land (this is the most common)
Here are some things you need to have in mind:
Before you do anything, the first thing you need to do when you become conscious is not to start running.
Always rest all your senses:
Make sure your senses are effective. This is to ensure that you can trust your judgement on your eventual escape plan.
#1: This involves trying to make sure you can see. At this point, don’t move your body, just try to roll your eyes 360degrees to take a look at your immediate environment.
Take a view of your body. As far as your eyes can see without you having to move your head so much. This is to ensure if you have injuries or see blood around you. (and try to see later if the blood is yours or others people around you.
What ever you see… PLEASE REMAIN CALM!
YOUR LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT. ANY AGITATION COULD COST YOU THAT LIFE! SO TAKE THINGS EASY.
NO MATTER HOW SCARED YOU ARE… DONT RUSH THINGS.
#2: Try to smell out for fumes or gas leaks. This gives you the safety level of the environment. If you do small gas, then you need to try to leave the source of the gas smell ASAP. As much as you need to rush out, your life is the only priority here and you need to consider this. The only thing you can do is to be quick with the processes I am giving you.
#3: try to feel things around you. This should not be done with much movements. Try to be quasi-static with this. Try to see if you can feel the closest things to you.
Do you sense hot?
Do you feel cold?
Do you sense plastic, metal, wood around you (closest to you)?
Do you feel numb?
#4: check to see if you can move. Start With your neck. Do it as slow as possible. Then try to see if you can slowly move your hands and legs. See how far you can move them before you sense pain. If there is pain, where is the source of the pain?
Is it as a result of a skin tear?
Is the pain internal?
How intense is the pain?
Does it come with aches? Be it in the head, spine, neck, (anywhere).
When you feel the pain is endurable, try to free yourself without rushing but as fast as possible. Rushing increases blood flow, so if you find yourself bleeding, it is important to minimise the bleeding as much as possible. This is why you should not rush things. Remember the first priority is your life so don’t do anything that will make you lose it.
After this, try to move out of the scene without hampering others. In your quest for freedom, try not to endanger the lives of others (incase you are not the only one involved).
#5: use things around you to your advantage. Call out for help or try to find a way to direct people to that place. The first thing you need to try out is your voice. Try yelling; “SOMEBODY HELP!!” (not at the top of your voice but audible enough to be heard.)
(Note:you can do this as long as you are in a friendly zone. If you are in enemy territory, please shut up and stay silent as much as possible, remember the first rule is to PRESERVE YOUR LIFE AND ENSURE YOUR SAFETY.)
If it’s a vehicle, try to lookout for any audio or light indicator. If you can get them, put them on or use them. These includes the hoot, blinking lights, or any sound notification. (all these should be done only in a friendly environment). This ensures that others can locate the crash site. This is good especially if there are many people involved. (maybe during a plane or train crash where lots of people are involved)
#6: if you are able to flee or leave the scene (as the case may be). Try to be on the lookout for the conditions of the accident.
What’s the situation?
Is there a fire?
How many people can you see?
Does it seem anyone else is alive?
Is the situation getting worse? (incase the fire is spreading or a sinking is in progress, etc)
Do you recall where you are? What’s the location of the crash? How would you describe it to people?
What’s the landscape like? Is it a plateau? Grassland? Mountain? Sea? Etc.
#7: No matter how fine you feel. Please ensure you check yourself in any near or available hospital.
Harkheindzel Kenny O.
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