Hulk Hogan’s Son in Car Crash — Hulk At the Scene: 10 Things to Do When You Witness a Car Crash
Posted on Aug 27, 2007 in Celebrity Justice, Personal Injury, Traffic
Hulk Hogan’s son was seriously injured last night, when the Toyota Supra he was driving went out of control, jumped a median, and crashed into a tree. Nick Hogan was driving. Both he and his buddy, John Graziano, were airlifted to a nearby hospital and reported to be in serious condition. This morning, Hogan’s pal John remains in critical condition, but Hogan’s injuries are no longer listed as life-threatening. (TMZ is reporting that Hulk Hogan’s son has been released.)
Hulk Hogan was filmed at the scene of the accident, moments after it occurred. News reports are unclear, but apparently paramedics arrived quickly, and The Hulk was seen talking with them, as they awaited the MediVac helicopter.
What should you do if you are ever in the position that Hulk Hogan was in, at the scene of a car crash, where there are victims who are seriously injured?
1. Call 911 immediately. Keep the operator on the line.
2. Turn on your headlights, lift car hoods, use flares if you have them — do something to protect yourself and the crash victims from another collision. If there are several of you, have someone flag traffic around the site until help arrives.
3. Approach the car carefully; watch for debris and especially for gas leaking from the gas tank. What do you smell? Can you smell gas fumes? The slightest spark can cause an explosion. Think of all the warnings that are posted at the gas pumps. Abide by them.
4. Check to see if the passengers are conscious. If they are, then evaluate whether to get them out of the vehicle. They will be suffering shock soon, if not already. The danger of being in a car that can blow up must be weighed against possibly exascerbating injuries they’ve already sustained. Will pulling them out of the car cause that fractured rib to puncture a lung? Ask them where they hurt. Stay calm and be smart. Ask the 911 operator what to do.
5. Shock causes chills, confusion, and low blood pressure. Get blankets or coats to cover the victims.
6. Check the unconscious victims for a pulse. Perform CPR if needed.
7. Talk to the conscious victims, tell them that Everything is Going to Be Okay.
8. Get out of the way for the paramedics when they arrive.
9. Give your name and phone number to the police. Leave when they ask you to do so.
10. Don’t be a weasel who is so afraid to be involved that you drive by and leave people unassisted. That’s just plain wrong.�