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    Sterling 4/5 35+ Crash?

    Anyone know how he is?

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    what happened?
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    Was that the one on Rt 12 ?

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    Yes, the one on Rt12. We were part of a chase group following a small break of six or so guys(?). He was up near the front as we started to increase speed up Rt12, and from where I sat a few wheels back he seemed to swerve abruptly into the rear wheel of the guy next to him. I don't know if he was avoiding something on the road or came unclipped for some reason. I didn't see. He went down and a few of us went over him. A couple of us stayed with him until the ambulance took him away but nobody I know has heard anything after that.

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    Yeesh. Hope everything is OK with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92degrees
    Yes, the one on Rt12. We were part of a chase group following a small break of six or so guys(?). He was up near the front as we started to increase speed up Rt12, and from where I sat a few wheels back he seemed to swerve abruptly into the rear wheel of the guy next to him. I don't know if he was avoiding something on the road or came unclipped for some reason. I didn't see. He went down and a few of us went over him. A couple of us stayed with him until the ambulance took him away but nobody I know has heard anything after that.

    Gotta give it to you for staying behind for the guy. I was in the main group and did not realize it was serious enough for an ambulance. The course in general was a safe one ... RT 12 was one of the safest stretch I thought. Reminded me that time that accidents can happen anytime, anywhere ... Hope he is OK.

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    Hey Guys,

    Someone just pointed out this discussion to me... I'm the rider that crashed on Rte. 12 this past Saturday. I appreciate you all posting here wondering how I made out. And I'm very grateful to those of you that gave up the race to stay with me until the ambulance came. This has been a strange experience for me since I don't remember a thing about what happened. Here's what I do know:

    We were on the second lap. I was in what I believe was the first chase group and the lead group was still in sight. I remember turning on to 12 the second time but that is my very last memory. The next thing I knew I was waking up in an ambulance just before arriving at UMass Memorial in Worcester. And the rest of that day (in the hospital) is still pretty sketchy. I have absolutely no idea what caused the crash though someone else sent me a mail and said they thought someone next to me bumped me. I've been riding for many years and have often been in close groups so I doubt that I did anything squirrely.

    As for injuries, I suffered road rash all over my face, both elbows, left forearm and left knee. Also, I have a large bruise on my left thigh/hip and a bruise on my left shoulder. I suffered a number of lacerations on my chin and around my left eye which required 13 stiches. The good news is nothing is broken but I think I've still got at least a couple of weeks for healing.

    Any additional info you might have about the moments before the crash or what happened afterwards would be most appreciated since I still know very little about what really took place. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whw
    Hey Guys,

    Someone just pointed out this discussion to me... I'm the rider that crashed on Rte. 12 this past Saturday. I appreciate you all posting here wondering how I made out. And I'm very grateful to those of you that gave up the race to stay with me until the ambulance came. This has been a strange experience for me since I don't remember a thing about what happened. Here's what I do know:

    We were on the second lap. I was in what I believe was the first chase group and the lead group was still in sight. I remember turning on to 12 the second time but that is my very last memory. The next thing I knew I was waking up in an ambulance just before arriving at UMass Memorial in Worcester. And the rest of that day (in the hospital) is still pretty sketchy. I have absolutely no idea what caused the crash though someone else sent me a mail and said they thought someone next to me bumped me. I've been riding for many years and have often been in close groups so I doubt that I did anything squirrely.

    As for injuries, I suffered road rash all over my face, both elbows, left forearm and left knee. Also, I have a large bruise on my left thigh/hip and a bruise on my left shoulder. I suffered a number of lacerations on my chin and around my left eye which required 13 stiches. The good news is nothing is broken but I think I've still got at least a couple of weeks for healing.

    Any additional info you might have about the moments before the crash or what happened afterwards would be most appreciated since I still know very little about what really took place. Thanks again.

    Heal well ! Hope get better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whw
    Hey Guys,

    Someone just pointed out this discussion to me... I'm the rider that crashed on Rte. 12 this past Saturday. I appreciate you all posting here wondering how I made out. And I'm very grateful to those of you that gave up the race to stay with me until the ambulance came. This has been a strange experience for me since I don't remember a thing about what happened. Here's what I do know:

    We were on the second lap. I was in what I believe was the first chase group and the lead group was still in sight. I remember turning on to 12 the second time but that is my very last memory. The next thing I knew I was waking up in an ambulance just before arriving at UMass Memorial in Worcester. And the rest of that day (in the hospital) is still pretty sketchy. I have absolutely no idea what caused the crash though someone else sent me a mail and said they thought someone next to me bumped me. I've been riding for many years and have often been in close groups so I doubt that I did anything squirrely.

    As for injuries, I suffered road rash all over my face, both elbows, left forearm and left knee. Also, I have a large bruise on my left thigh/hip and a bruise on my left shoulder. I suffered a number of lacerations on my chin and around my left eye which required 13 stiches. The good news is nothing is broken but I think I've still got at least a couple of weeks for healing.

    Any additional info you might have about the moments before the crash or what happened afterwards would be most appreciated since I still know very little about what really took place. Thanks again.
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    WHW, check your email. Glad to hear you are out and doing OK. Steve

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