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Post-Crash Care

​​What happens in the seconds and minutes following a traffic crash?

The answer can determine how well a person recovers from the trauma, both physical and psychological. It can also mean life or death.

The Safe System Approach acknowledges that humans make mistakes that lead to traffic crashes. And yet, effective post-crash care is often overlooked in discussions around strategies to save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.

Join Chair Homendy, NTSB staff, government representatives, mental and public health experts and first responders for the next installment of The Safe System Approach Roundtable Series​, where we’ll talk about the unique challenges and needs following a crash. We’ll also explore ways to improve post-crash safety, from emergency response, scene management and crash reporting to medical care and data collection.

​​To receive a calendar invite, you may register to attend the meeting​. Registration is optional.


Download panalist biographies

  • ​​Thomas Barth, PhD, Chief, Special Investigations Branch, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Norris W. Croom III, Director, EMS Section, International Associ​ation of Fire Chiefs
  • Dia Gainor, MPA, QAS, Executive Director, National Association of State EMS Officials
  • Stephanie Matonek, Coordinator, Victim Support Services, National Transportation Safety Board 
  • Chief Daniel G. Sharp (Ret.), Chair, Highway Safety Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police 
  • Megan Wier, MPH, Safe Streets Division Manager, City of Oakland Department of Transportation
  • Gamunu Wijetunge, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration