Notification of loved ones after an accident?
June 18, 2010 8:52 AM Subscribe
If someone is in a serious accident and are incapacitated, how long does it take for police/EMT/hospital to contact his or her loved ones?
posted by ferociouskitty to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Say my husband gets into a horrible accident on his way home from work. It's bad enough that he cannot personally contact me or instruct others to contact me.
Assume there is ample identification because of car registration or driver's license. In Ohio, where I live, you can file emergency contact information with your driver's license as well, so the appropriate people would have my phone number.
How long after the accident (and we'll also assume that it's called in to emergency services right away) would I receive a phone call/knock on the door that the accident occurred?
(Silly reason for asking: I'm a worrier, and if someone's running late and I can't reach him or her, I assume they're dead or dying. Yes, I know it's ridiculous.)