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Cornwall bikers urged to carry CRASH cards

  • 24 March 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
The CRASH card
Image caption The card is designed to be stored in a motorcyclist's helmet

Motorcyclists in Cornwall are being urged to carry a new medical card which contains potentially life-saving information.

The CRASH card has details of the rider's age, medical background and any medication they are taking.

It has been designed to be kept in the lining of a motorcyclist's helmet and is the size of a bank card.

The CRASH card was designed and created by the Ambulance Motorcycle Club.

Council road safety officer, John Macneill, said: "The paramedics wanted to be able to get vital information, quickly, at the scene of a crash and they came up with this idea.

"The card is put inside the helmet with a sticker on the outside to indicate the rider has the card."

The ambulance service is working with Cornwall Council to introduce the card.

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