Hope you all are in better shape than this fat biker.
Riding home, last Thursday pm, JERK-in-a-Porsche made a left turn in front of me, went over the bars, landed hard. One or more good samaritans called 911 bringing EMT and cop. Back Board, loaded into the ambulance for a ride to Stanford Medical Center's ER.
CT scan (concussion - unconcious), xray, stitches, morphine... Great care! Have not seen the bill yet.
Talked to the cop on scene yesterday, very helpful. He found the car, thanks to witness input. The driver claims it's not his fault, since I did not crash into him. The driver thinks I overreacted with the brakes, causing the crash. I should have the police report next week.
Only damage to the bike seems to be bent handlebars. The bike is at my LBS for evaluation.
fat biker damage;
raspberries the size of oranges on both knees
nasty bruise, left wrist (xray negative)
left shoulder bruised, scraped and sore as hell
assorted other aches and pains - neck, back, shoulder
ruined my last pair of Vuarnet sunglasses
paramedic cut off my jersey
Yesterday was "stitches out day", will make appointment with my regular doc in a couple of weeks for comprehensive follow-up and hopefully some good ole' physical therapy to get rid of these aches and pains.
I am injured and sore, but more than that really pissed of at this guy's attitude.
So, I drive my car, make a turn and a human on a bicycle goes down in a heap on the pavement, but since I did not have contact, I go about my business, picking up the wife at work.
Note to self; shop for a personal injury attorney.
This will not stop me from commuting. Already had the talk with my wife that life is dangerous...