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Crash Scene Assistance
There's training for that. It's called Motorcycle Accident Scene Training.
Accidentscene.org/ MAST training.
Maybe find space in your saddlebags for a first aid kit and flares.
Paramedics sometimes don't find the second rider in a bike crash, which has led to the death of several pillion passengers. Paramedics find one unconscious or incommunicative rider and assume that they found everyone. Kathy Mellembakken of Mid-South ASMI sugests that both riders wear 'dog tags' or medical alert necklace announcing the other person's presence. Paramedics routinely check for medical alert necklaces. See our blog posting on lost pillion passengers for more.
Medical Facts Card
Carry a card on your bike with emergency contact and medical details. Here's one you can download. It'll print nicely on standard 3 up 3"X5" card stock, or use regular card and a scissors.
Don't forget to set your cellphone ICE contact (In Case of Emergency) to your nearest and dearest. Emergency personnel check this when looking for kin.
Lifting a Dropped Bike
Here's a couple of videos on how to get a bike back up
Crash Scene Precautions
The MAST course covers this, but when handling a crashed bike, look out for hot parts, including pipes and brake disc rotors. There might be sharp parts after an accident. Don't ride a dropped bike until it is checked for safety - the T-Clocs checks at the very least, and check for bent and broken frame, mirror and levers.