Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 2012 Salsa Casseroll, 1997 Bianchi Advantage, 1994 Trek 930.
I was out for a morning ride earlier today and witnessed a bad bike accident. It was riding with a group of 5 people heading north on the local MUPl. The guy riding just behind me swerved a little to his right, perhaps to avoid something in his path or perhaps just a momentary lapse of concentration. Went down hard into some trees and bushes. The trail is paved, but if you go off the paved section, even slightly, it is hard to get back on the path safely. It seems like the guy might have hit his head. We managed to extricate the poor guy from the trees and bushes, but called for an ambulance just in case.
Had this fellow not been riding with people, it is possible others riding by might not have noticed him in the bushes, since it isn't really all that visible from the trail. I don't think he was able to pull himself up and back onto the trail and call for help.