If you are injured after the accident, call the paramedics or request that someone else call the paramedics for you. It’s better to error on the side of caution, than to find out later that you are seriously injured.
If the paramedics give you the option of not being transported to a hospital, tell them that you want to be transported to a hospital. By law the paramedics must transport injured persons to a hospital upon request. Again, it is better to error on the side of caution. We have seen all types of accident victims, and many types of auto or motor vehicle types of injuries could result in internal bleeding or hidden damage that you might be aware of at the time of the accident. After an accident, the chemical adrenaline is produced by the body which increases your heart rate. During this process the pain you are experiencing might not seem to severe. Read more here
Obviously if you are injured, getting prompt medical treatment is necessary for you to recover from your injuries. Check for any dangers to yourself, the injured or others , especially from vehicles still using the road. If possible reduce or remove the danger, but do not put yourself at risk.
First aid treatment is the one of the best treatment anyone can give during waiting for the paramedics.Check if the casualty is conscious, squeeze the casualty’s hand. Shout to see whether the casualty responds.
If the casualty is not conscious check the airway and send someone for help. If the casualty is conscious manage any bleeding and send someone for help. If casualty is not breathing , turn them onto their back and start CPR. If breathing returns place in the recovery position If casualty is breathing , place the casualty in the recovery position. Monitor the casualty.
If the casualty is unconscious and not breathing , give CPR . Place the hands on chest for cardiac compressions. At the lower half of the sternum in the centre of the chest. Perform thirty compressions( Use two fingers only for infants). Depress the casualty’s chest by one-third of the depth (at least 4-5 cm on adults) at a rate of 100 compressions per minute .