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:
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.