Commuting - I got nailed
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10-25-06, 09:15 PM
I finally got computer access in my hospital room, so I had to post.
My hometown paper (not the city I live in) wrote an article on it http://www.morganton.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=MNH/MGArticle/MNH_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191031974
I'm getting transferred to a rehab program to get me back to functiional tomorrow.
At least I've now got some funky scars! :D
10-25-06, 09:22 PM
I wish you speedy recoveries, bro. Keep looking forward.
10-25-06, 09:23 PM
Holy ****! I'm glad you're alive dude! I bet your family's even happier. Did the cops catch the ****er?
10-25-06, 09:23 PM
Dude, sorry about that man :( :( Sounds awful. When did this accident happen, and when are they gonna catch the @#($&@#$ that hit you?
I hope your recovery goes well and that you'll be able to get back on the bike soon. Keep us posted on BF!!
10-25-06, 09:25 PM
:mad:Hoooo man Chester! They got you in the heart! That suxs. We'll be thinking about ya and praying for you
Glad your alive and able to post, keep us updated.
10-25-06, 09:29 PM
I just re-read the article. Doesn't sound like the cops are going to do anything!
10-25-06, 09:29 PM
Unbelievable. So very glad you're alive... take care of yourself and do keep us posted.
10-25-06, 09:30 PM
Holy cow! Good to hear that you are recovering.
10-25-06, 09:31 PM
Oh, boy. Two crashes in the first 10 posts of the Commuting forum.....
I wish you a good recovery. Happy to see that you're alive and kicking.
Holy moses! VERY VERY glad you survived that one. Christ.. I hope they get the damn driver. Its good that they specifically said you ran lights and all.
Having survived a high speed accident today, I'm glad I walked away.
10-25-06, 10:07 PM
So glad you're OK. Can you tell us what happened or what we can learn from your misfortune?
10-25-06, 10:20 PM
Wow! Glad you're alive, keep in there!
About the cops not doing anything, we should all write emails to his local police dept. complaining about the lack of attention to bike/car related accidents or something.
10-25-06, 10:47 PM
Can't nobody take my pride
Can't nobody hold me down
I got to keep on movin'
I wish you a speedy recovery and will send good energy every time I ride.
A very healthy and speedy recovery to you. My sympathies.
10-25-06, 11:55 PM
Jeeze, a torn aorta. My stubbed big toe can't compete with that. Hope they don't mock your pain in rehab by making you ride one of those stationary bicycles with a leather strap around the front wheel.
10-26-06, 12:06 AM
oh my god i am so sorry that happened to you!
hope you're back in action soon.
10-26-06, 12:10 AM
Very best wishes to you for a fast recovery. Hope you're back in the saddle soon.
10-26-06, 12:15 AM
Torn aorta...that is SERIOUS stuff. Thank the cycling gods that the cager didn't get the best of you. Good luck eventually getting back in the saddle.
Best wishes for a full recovery.
This stuff sucks.
10-26-06, 01:03 AM
Hey look at the chances of survival - and you did it. Gotta be cyclist's luck man!
You'll be back and at it soon!
10-26-06, 02:56 AM
10-26-06, 03:04 AM
+1 to everyone
Glad you're posting, and all the best for a speedy recovery. Please keep us updated on your condition, and let us know what happens to the driver.
Wow, talk about beating the odds. Get well soon dude and hope they catch the car that nearly put you out for the count. Tell anyone who will listen that you want this car found.
10-26-06, 09:38 AM
Wow dude. Great to hear you are doing alright. Must be all the velolove your heart is filled with. =D
10-26-06, 09:42 AM
w00t! Huge congrats on surviving that! Chances are, you'll never have a worse one to live through, so probably, you win!
10-26-06, 09:42 AM
Here's to a speedy recovery so you can be on your bike again in no time. As for the errant driver, karma will catch up to him eventually.
10-26-06, 09:43 AM
Glad you are still with us.
10-26-06, 09:48 AM
damn, another hit and run. what's up with this??
glad you're still alive. hope that healing goes well. also, cool that you have internet access in the hospital! :)
10-26-06, 12:31 PM
Holy carp! I'm glad to read that you're coming along well, especially after such a wicked injury. I worked in a CT-OR for a while, and I've seen what a torn aorta looks like. If they gave you a Dacron wrap, know that now it's about as strong as those Flexsteel hoses on a gas pump; When you're back in the saddle, you'll be able to push it that much more. :)
10-26-06, 12:39 PM
Yikes! Glad you made it through that one! +1 on the prayers thing...
Damn! Speedy recovery - I hope they catch them!! Do you remember anything?
10-26-06, 12:53 PM
Holy ****! That's one hell of a rough ride you must've had... I'm really glad to know you're on the mend and obviously able to post, etc.
I loved reading your moms words in the article, she seemed incredibly supportive and proud of your cycling and fit/active lifestyle - good for you, man. I also liked how the "safe" and mention of the lights was included, important notes, I think.
I hope they're able to catch the bar steward that did this.
Get well soon, I wish you the very best in recovery!
10-26-06, 01:26 PM
Glad you'll be okay, and get well soon!
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