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Motorcyclists Get Crash Course on Accident Response Training

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Responding to any accident can be extremely stressful, and accidents involving motorcycles can sometimes be the most gruesome.

That's why riders are training how to best keep a level- head, responding to their own worst-case scenario.

Here's more from a mock accident scene at Abate on Bismarck Expressway.

A horrific accident scene is staged.

Now, responders have to decide what to do to help.

As someone is assigned to call 911, others use their emergency training in this mock motorcycle accident.

"The most likely person to be first on the scene of a motorcycle crash is another motorcyclist, so it makes sense they get trained, to help each other." says Vicki Sanfelipo, Accident Scene Management Inc.

Vicki is a motorcyclist, who is also a nurse.

She decided to start teaching an accident response crash course for other riders--after seeing bad wrecks on the road.

"In the past we'd say just call 911, and then wait five minutes for professional help to arrive, and you can get professional help started immediately." says Sanfelipo.

Vicki says this is the first training of its kind in the state--dealing specifically with motorcycle trauma.

"People with passion are who I want to teach this class." says Sanfelipo.

"I actually started riding with my family and then riding with my friends and then in 2008 I got my motorcycle license and bought my own Harley." says Gabriell Petri/Sanford Nurse and motorcyclist.

Gabriell is following in Vicki's footsteps.

She's also a nurse who loves to ride-- and wants to spread this kind of response training in the Bismarck area.

"I haven't been in an accident, unfortunately I have had more than one person in my life that have suffered an accident, so this was important to me, even though I'm a nurse, become more educated on motorcycle trauma and what we would do at an accident scene." says Petri.

Although these riders never want to stumble upon a scene like this, their training could help them make a difference in a life and death situation.

According to Vicki, North Dakota will now be the 29th state to have this kind of accident scene training--specific to motorcycle trauma.

For more information you can check out www.accidentscene.org

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