What should I do if I’m hit by a car?


Few things are worse than those first few minutes after a crash with a motorist. You might not be able to tell yet how injured you are, or if your bike is still rideable. You’re probably facing a driver who is just as distressed as you are. Emotions and adrenaline are running high for everyone. It’s a tough time to try to think clearly, but there are some things you need to do to make sure your rights are protected after the fact.

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Your body is an idiot

Thanks to evolution, there are hormones in our bodies that will turn even the frailest weakling into a car-lifting superman.  In an emergency situation, adrenaline boosts your heart rate, slows digestive functions, and increases the amount of oxygen and glucose that get to your brain and muscles, making you capable of superhuman feats.

It also restricts your ability to feel pain.

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