My husband was getting in his ride before we left for vacation last Sat. the 1st. of Aug. when a policeman showed up on my porch with my husbands bike in the trunk of his car! I had a sinking feeling as he proceded to tell me that he was hit by a car while on his bike. He was being taken by medic to the trama portion of the hospital. He did assure me that he was contious.
When I got to the hospital he was in a great amount of pain and could not get comfortable enough to get any pain relief. After running some tests and a CAT scan, he was told that he suffered 3 broken ribs and a colapsed lung and tons of contusion and hematomas!
It was a quite Sat. morning, still early enough to get the ride in with out much traffic. He was riding on the ride side of a 4 lane rd. ( 2 in each direction) close to the curb so people could pass around him comfortably. He passed a police officer waiting for speeding traffic and felt safe that people would be slowed down by his presents.
A couple of hundered yards up the road, he felt the impact of the car, to his left cheek, before he knew it he was airbourne. As he landed he turned to see what hit him, only to see the car keep driving away!
His attempt to get up failed and he fell back down just to see his cell phone in the middle of the road!
Lucky for him there were 2 witness that saw the whole accident transpire. One of them caught the car down the road about 1/4 of a mile with a blown tire and a missing side view mirror!
Shortly after the police showed up and then the medic.
After getting the poice report, we learned that the driver of the car was never issued a summons????
I don't understand!
The driver of the car said he didn't know he hit him! His bike is totally recked! The driver is 82 yrs. old!
There was no other car in the left lane.........tracffic was very light! Why did he have to ride so close???
I would welcome any input and advice anyone would have!
After 4 day stay in the hospital, he is now home recovering!