Motorcycle CRASH card receives International Road Safety Award

A life saving initiative to help motorcyclists involved in an accident get the aid they need has been awarded with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. 

The CRASH card scheme, created by The Ambulance Motorcycle Club was presented with the award at the legendary Ace Cafe in London recently. Since the scheme launched in 2009 over 360,000 CRASH Cards have been produced, providing those first on the scene of an accident, vital medical information about the victim.

Actor, travel writer and biking enthusiast Charlie Boorman was at the prestigious award ceremony to proudly receive his CRASH Card, and show his support for the scheme.

Chairman of the Ambulance Motorcycle Club, Paramedic Ian Burrell said: “Thanks to the efforts of teams across the globe CRASH card has grown significantly in the last year. The support it has received has been overwhelming. Paramedics have the skills and training to begin treating a complex range of injuries straight away, and the information contained on the CRASH card can only lead to better care for patients. We encourage every biker to get one.”

Midlands Air Ambulance have been supporters of the scheme from it’s earliest days, as sadly nearly 50% of the missions attend the Charity are Road Traffic Collisions, and Bikers, as motorists, are some of the most vulnerable drivers.

Over the last 12 months, the Charity have distributed nearly 30,000 cards to the midlands biking community at events, completely free of charge.

The charity will be giving out the cards at their stand at Motorcycle Live at the NEC from 19th -27th November, and encourage bikers to come and get one.

Adrian Walsh, Director of RoadSafe presented the award and said: “Correct post-crash care is  vitally important – these cards are a great help to those who deliver that important first line help at the crash scene”.

 

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.