In my post on Leading a Ride, I mentioned you should keep an eagle eye on someone who’s taken a fall and see to it that they get home safely.
I wrote that remembering an organized ride in which I was injured, then separated from my friends. I made my way to a rest stop and medical area safely, then managed to faint in front of the medical guy. I got sent back to the ride start on SAG support.
We hadn’t planned out what to do if someone had an accident in advance. It wasn’t anyone’s fault that I got separated. But it was scary to be separated from my friends when I was feeling shaky.
Today, another friend posted this story of tragic consequences when someone was hurt on a ride and went off by himself.
Be a friend. Be a leader. If someone is hurt, stay with them and make sure they get home safely.