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If somebody has just fallen over and injured their left ankle

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If somebody has just fallen over and injured their left ankle and can only hobble and is in pain - are they safe to drive a short distance to the hospital? Would the injury affect their ability to drive? What your advice be about driving immediately after the injury?
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this can be risky to drive by themselves to the hospital.

Dr. David :

it is possible, if that is the only option to get to the hospital.

Dr. David :

the right foot can be used to press on gas and break.

Dr. David :

but best to have someone else drive or call an ambulance to bring them to the hospital.

JACUSTOMER-nsudmboc- :

The car is a manual so needs the clutch depressed also. Concerned about whether insurance would be invalid and what would happen if there was an incident en route.

Dr. David :

that would depend on the insurance policy and the find print of the drivers insurance.

Dr. David :

I would not recommend driving with an injured left ankle if it is a stick shift manual car

Dr. David :

if they can't stand on the ankle, they will not be able to press down the clutch.

Dr. David :

is this your situation?

Dr. David :

do you have to get to the hospital?

JACUSTOMER-nsudmboc- :

It's not me, but thanks!

Dr. David :

is there an ambulance you can call?

Dr. David :

you are welcome

JACUSTOMER-nsudmboc- :

No, Im fine.

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do you have any other questiosn?

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questions?

JACUSTOMER-nsudmboc- :

No, thanks!

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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