So, how was your weekend?

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That is until I received a phone call from my friend who had decided to make full use of the fabulous weather and take her son on a cycle ride in the New Forest. That didn't go to plan as she came off her bike and suffered a serious and deep cut to her forehead.Thankfully some passers-by helped look after her until the ambulance arrived. By that time I had also arrived on the scene and was able to look after her son while she was at the hospital waiting to be stitched up. Unfortunately she is very likely to be left with permanent scarring to her forehead, although of course it could have been a lot worse.

Events like these do make you think.

Firstly the passers-by were amazing Good Samaritans. They called the ambulance and carried out First Aid. They applied pressure and a clean dressing to the wound for over an hour until the ambulance arrived. They are also looking after the bicycles until the can be collected. Great to know there are people like that around.

I thought about how prepared I might be in that situation. I have a First Aid kit for the car, but where is it? Not in the car but in the house. And what is in it? I'm really not sure so I need to get that out, update it and make sure that it's kept somewhere useful.

Then we talked about cycle helmets. We're sure that a helmet would have prevented her injury. Lots of our friends who don't normally wear a cycle helmet have now vowed that they will in future. They really can save lives.

Julia Prior
Personal Injury team

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