Traffic Collision 101

Apparently there is much confusion out there among the motoring public over what is and is not a serious vehicle collision. This in turn causes much confusion over when there should and should not be an ambulance transport to the ED. So, here’s a primer.

Here is a photo of a very serious vehicle collision:

If you were an occupant of any of these vehicles prior to the collision, then that would most likely require an ambulance transport to the ED. Don’t argue with us.

Here are a couple of photos of minor vehicle collisions:

If you were an occupant of any of these vehicles prior to the collision, then that would most likely not require an ambulance transport to the ED. Furthermore, here are a few combinations of words that should not come out of your mouth:

  • “My neck hurts.”
  • “Can you check me (or him/her) out?”
  • “I want to go to the hospital to get something strong for pain.”
  • “Who’s paying for the ambulance (and/or hospital)?”
  • “Is my insurance going to cover this?”
  • “Can you get my purse?”
  • “I want to go to the hospital by ambulance but I want to wait for the tow truck first.”

If I hear any of those words, then I have two words of my own for you: FUCK OFF.

Also, don’t argue with us.

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