Texas - Bike commuter injured in fire truck crash
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03-31-09, 07:40 AM
There was a collision between two fire trucks at an intersection in Montrose yesterday. Unfortunately, a cyclist was caught in the wreck and badly injured. :(
Story here, and there are some photos as well:
yah, I saw that on the local news last night (in DFW area).
Hope the cyclist heals quickly (although I hear she's in critical condition).
As a cyclist on my own time, and an emergency first responder at work, this collision has been yet another reminder of how suddenly lives can be affected/changed. I have a certain tightness in my throat and in the pit of my stomach when I think about this event. I know that intersection well; it is a DANGEROUS place.
Prayers up, for all involved.
04-01-09, 10:05 AM
She was a customer where I work and close friends of a couple of coworkers this really hits home, really sad.
Is she ok? I know she was pretty badly injured but we haven't gotten any news up here since
the initial accident report.
04-01-09, 11:36 AM
from what I last heard she was in an induced coma. Another friend/customer was having coffee at Brasil when it happened saw the whole thing I have never seen him so shook up.
04-06-09, 07:34 PM
04-06-09, 08:09 PM
Friend of mine in Dallas was almost killed in October of 2007 during a triathlon race. He was completely crushed and literally died, twice, within the first 12 hours after the accident. Given last rites, someone started looking into caskets. The doctors said the impact he took would be the same as someone who jumped from a plane without a parachute.
Keep the faith. He made a full and complete recovery. He's a bigger jerk now than ever before!
Houston has great hospitals. The best.
04-06-09, 08:30 PM
That bike looks like a Dahon Boardwalk.
04-07-09, 08:29 PM
They will be doing a fundraiser for her at poison girl monday april 13th 5-11p flyer attached and talk about a ride for her. I keep you guys updated.
04-10-09, 01:11 PM
Thank you for the link and the updates, scattered73.
Head injuries are such a terrible thing. I hope she can make a full recovery.
04-10-09, 10:33 PM
This is from her caringbridge page today. I hope it's okay that I post it here. Ride on, Leigh. Ride on.
Friday, April 10, 2009 4:44 PM, CDT
Though not legally declared deceased, Leigh essentially passed away this morning. Leigh's family were with her and close friends who were present had a chance to say goodbye yesterday.
Continued prayers, kind thoughts and good vibes aide Leigh's family in these most difficult of days.
04-10-09, 10:50 PM
04-10-09, 11:37 PM
Very sad, normally I don't do cm because I work friday nights, but I am taking the day off work to do april cm in honor of leigh.
04-11-09, 09:21 AM
04-11-09, 09:34 AM
Condolences to her friends and family
I am saddened to see this. Prayers up for Leigh, family, and friends.
04-13-09, 10:03 AM
How sad. Rest in peace, Leigh.
04-16-09, 08:54 AM
The Montrose Bike Gang decided to donate a ghost bike in her honor and we delivered it to her fundraiser monday. We painted a bike with about three coats of white and a light coat of glow in the dark and glitter paint. Hung a laminated piece inside the frame with the dates and provided a red paint pen for her friends and family to personalize. If you get a chance swing by Dunlavy and Westhiemer to check out I was shocked by how many messages were written, she inspired several people in her short time she was with us.
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