Instagram post by @practicebalance Dawn Baker MD, MS

This happened right in front of us yesterday. Needless to say, we pulled over and I went to her aid. She was still talking, and a broken leg was the only outward injury. I’m gonna put on that doctor hat and say a few things:
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1) If you ride, WEAR A HELMET! It was a relatively slow speed crash; I’d hate to see what it would’ve been if they were going > 40 mph! She flew, and her helmet saved her head.
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2) This footage was taken with our dashcam. I was annoyed when my husband wanted to buy this thing, but it really came in handy here. We emailed the file to the police officer on the scene, boom.
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3) Don’t ever be afraid to stop and help people (especially if you have medical experience)! Many people helped and made phone calls and even directed traffic. I immediately announced that I was a physician, but after a very quick assessment it was clear that we just needed to wait for an ambulance. But I and another nurse kept talking to her to make sure we understood her level of consciousness. .
Be safe out there!! #alwayswearahelmet #drivesafely #ridesafely #goodsamaritan #dashcamftw #yidashcam

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