I was riding southbound on a popular cycling road here in town (Loop 360), and a car who was turning onto my road failed to see me and clipped the side of my rear wheel, causing me to crash. He admitted full responsibility. I broke my helmet, sustained a few injuries, and my bicycle is totaled. I'm in good spirits.
I'm mainly writing this post for two reasons:
1) To ask you all to please continue to stay as safe as possible out there. You never know what will happen, no matter how safe you are. Accidents happen.
2) To thank you all. A gentleman driving an SUV who I'll likely never meet again saw my accident and stopped to help me while I was lying on the ground. He told me he was a fellow cyclist and offered every bit of time and resource he had to ensure that my immediate needs were met. I took shelter from the wind and the cold in the back of his car while the paramedics looked me over.
The cycling community is a great one to be involved with. I see arguments between us on this message board from time-to-time, but I find comfort in knowing that any of us would do anything we could to help one another out in time of need.