Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-12, 05:36 AM   #1
dnuzzomueller
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Somewhere
Bikes: something
Posts: 1,041
One of our own was hit Friday Night

Just felt that I should let people know that Jim From Boston, was hit Friday Night while commuting home from work. He is "Okay" from what I have heard, no nerve damage but several major bone breaks. He will make it but from what I have heard he is in alot of pain.

I do not know major details of the accident but apparently it was a "from behind" hit and run where the driver later turned himself in. Jim has been a very close friend of mine for many years, I hope that he gets better soon, and I hope others might join me in having a thread wishing him well and fast healing for his return.

UPDATE: Jim had surgery yesterday, everything went very well. Last I heard he was put into a drug induced sleep after the surgery. I am hoping to have more info tomorrow.

Last edited by dnuzzomueller; 06-06-12 at 05:28 AM.
dnuzzomueller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 05:50 AM   #2
essiemyra
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Merrimac , MA
Bikes:
Posts: 632
I heard about it on the news. Jim, I wish you a quick recovery and get back to riding soon!!!
essiemyra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 05:51 AM   #3
terrapin44
Senior Member
 
terrapin44's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern Tier of New York
Bikes: 2012 Specialized Sirrus Sport, 199x Canondale M800
Posts: 389
Sending my thoughts and prayers Jim From Boston's way. At least it sounds like he will be OK after the recovery period.
terrapin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 06:02 AM   #4
modernjess
ride for a change
 
modernjess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Surly Cross-check & Moonlander, Pivot Mach 429, Ted Wojcik Sof-Trac, Ridley Orion. Santa Cruz Stigmata
Posts: 2,225
Found the WBZ news clip. Really sad story, tough to look at the damage. But for what it's worth I'm glad the driver turned himself in.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/bostonwb...-29540220.html

My thoughts, prayers and well wishes are going out to Jim from Boston for speedy recovery.
modernjess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 07:01 AM   #5
tarwheel 
Senior Member
 
tarwheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: Waterford RST-22, Bob Jackson World Tour, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Soma Saga, De Bernardi SL, Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 8,323
Get well soon, Jim.
tarwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 07:12 AM   #6
1FJEF
Senior Member
 
1FJEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Mexico (Central Kalifornia)
Bikes:
Posts: 145
Hopefully the drivers insurance, if he had any, will cover the tens of thousands of dollars in emergency care & follow ups. My buddy had a broken arm, ambulance ride $500, emergency room cast on the arm & overnight stay in a Las Vegas hospital- $10,000!
1FJEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 07:49 AM   #7
colleen c
I am a caffine girl
 
colleen c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bay Area
Bikes: 2012 Stumpjumper FSR Comp...2010 Scott CR1 CF...2007 Novara FS Float2.0...2009 Specialized Hardrock Disc...2009 Schwinn Le Tour GSr
Posts: 1,815
Wow sorry to hear this. Get well and heal fast Jim.
colleen c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 07:56 AM   #8
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 4,504
Get well soon, Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 08:13 AM   #9
truman
It's true, man.
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Texas
Bikes: Cannondale T1000, Inbred SS 29er, Supercaliber 29er, Crescent Mark XX, Burley Rumba Tandem
Posts: 2,726
Heal fast and completely, Jim.
truman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 08:24 AM   #10
dynodonn 
Senior Member
 
dynodonn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 7,244
Many thanks to the OP for letting us know, without someone informing other BF members, some here on BF just "disappear". Sending good thoughts on a fast recovery for JFB, and hoping the motorist gets the full extent of the law for leaving the scene.
dynodonn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 08:29 AM   #11
groovestew
Senior Member
 
groovestew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
Bikes: 2012 Surly Disc Trucker custom build, 2009 Kona Jake the Snake, 198? Bianchi road bike, 2012 Scott OTG-20
Posts: 1,381
So awful. Best wishes for Jim's recovery.
groovestew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:15 AM   #12
AdamDZ 
Bike addict, dreamer
 
AdamDZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Queens, New York
Bikes:
Posts: 5,166
Oh my. Another. Upsetting. Yeah, I read about this somewhere in the news too. I hope he heals quickly and completely too. Be careful out there people.
AdamDZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:26 AM   #13
CommuteCommando
Senior Member
 
CommuteCommando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
Posts: 3,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnuzzomueller View Post
I hope that he gets better soon, and I hope others might join me in having a thread wishing him well and fast healing for his return.
Lets all hope he gets back in the saddle soon.
CommuteCommando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:43 AM   #14
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 4,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
Many thanks to the OP for letting us know, without someone informing other BF members, some here on BF just "disappear". Sending good thoughts on a fast recovery for JFB, and hoping the motorist gets the full extent of the law for leaving the scene.
Same here. He was one of the members I connected with early on here, and this isn't the way I wanted to find out more about him.
no motor? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:44 AM   #15
ThermionicScott 
Gratuitous glib and snark
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
Posts: 13,005
Yikes, get better soon, Jim!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
RUSA #7498

Random parts for sale!
ThermionicScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:47 AM   #16
TheTreauth
Senior Member
 
TheTreauth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Bikes: 2011 Giant Rapid 3, 2001 Schwinn Mesa GSX
Posts: 113
Best wishes Jim, get well soon!
TheTreauth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 09:53 AM   #17
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,320
So Jim... what kind of new bike ya gonna get?

Seriously, I hope you are up and around soon, and get back on the bike eventually.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 10:27 AM   #18
Wilbur Bud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fishers Indiana
Bikes: Longbikes Slipstream
Posts: 352
Sorry to hear of the collision and resulting injuries, get well soon Jim, also curious about the next bike (velomobile or something for winter perhaps?)
__________________
Longbikes Slipstream
Wilbur Bud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 10:33 AM   #19
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 5,933
Hope you have a speedy recovery Jim from Boston! Getting hit from behind is something we all fear (well, most of us) and sometimes, no matter how visible you are . . . and yes, it could have just as easily been any one of us.

Come to think of it, I almost got nailed by a white Crown Vic on Friday; luckily I was on the brakes just in time. So yes, everyone, be careful out there!

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 10:34 AM   #20
berner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot
Posts: 2,216
Best wishes from Bristol Jim. It will be a long uphill climb so keep spinning 'till you get to the top.
berner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 10:37 AM   #21
chefisaac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: cherry hill, nj
Bikes:
Posts: 6,145
Sorry to hear that. My families prayers are with you and your family.
chefisaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 10:41 AM   #22
Miller84
Member
 
Miller84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 44
Get well soon Jim!!!
Miller84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 11:56 AM   #23
miss kenton
Senior Member
 
miss kenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blueberry Capital of the WORLD, NJ
Bikes: Trek '09 1.5 wsd, Trek '13 Cocoa
Posts: 2,094
I am shocked and so upset to hear this. We met Jim in the Finger Lakes and I feel like a personal friend is suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family and I will pray for a swift, painless, and full recovery. It is comforting to know he was taken to the hospital at which he works as we can expect he'll be getting extra special care.
miss kenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 12:06 PM   #24
locolobo13 
Senior Member
 
locolobo13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Phx, AZ
Bikes: Trek Mtn Bike
Posts: 1,065
Get well soon.
locolobo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-12, 12:19 PM   #25
SwampDude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SW Florida
Bikes: All Treks - fitness and road
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
So Jim... what kind of new bike ya gonna get?

Seriously, I hope you are up and around soon, and get back on the bike eventually.
Jim, I'm with Doohickie on this one. Very sorry about your injuries, but hopeful you're looking ahead to rolling again ASAP. Our bodies have marvelous recuperative powers, especially when they're biker strong. Think positive and get well fast.
SwampDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:05 AM.