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    Rebel Thousandaire Ya Tu Sabes's Avatar
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    I feel pretty, oh so pretty

    ...well, not really; I had a mysterious crash: I was coming down Cambridge Street in Boston yesterday evening at 8:00. I remember waiting for the light at Staniford Street, then starting across the intersection, then being laid out on my back with cops and firefighters looking at me, but by then I had somehow got to the bottom of the hill so that I was (conveniently) right in front of Mass. General. I heard one cop say he thought I just fell over, but someone else said I must have been hit (and pride and experience tell me that falling over on my face is not something usually do without prompting), so if anyone happened to be in the area at the time and saw anything, do let me know. In the mean time, I'll have to delay my appearance on America's Next Top Model.

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    Ouch...don't do that.

    But since you did, heal up nice and quick. Sounds like mostly facial. You OK?
    "Why is it called autoerotic if there are no cars involved?

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    Yeah, aside from my big fat lumpy face and some general soreness, I'm alright. I guess I did the right thing by landing on my most expendable part.

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    wow, thats scary

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    Im guessing you passed out. If you got hit, odds are you'd have more damage, and possibly to your bike. You should get checked out by a doctor.

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    Ouch! I suppose you were hit by a car and the b@st@rd drove on. I gather it's not so unusual to forget how the acident happened if your head gets hit hard.

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    you should be checked out regardless of whether someone hit you or you passed out. but especially if you passed out. i could dork out and give you countless reasons why, but trust me if there's something going on, you'll want to know about it.

    be well.

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    If anyone is paying closer attention to the photos, I assume he has been checked out - that medical looking tag on your arm looks about right.

    Heal fast, stay strong YTS.

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    Second the check up. I the bike damaged at all? That could give a clue as to what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    If anyone is paying closer attention to the photos, I assume he has been checked out - that medical looking tag on your arm looks about right.
    my bad. i thought that was a link to america's next model or something.

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    glad you're OK YTS... well, relatively OK, at least. Your face is looking pretty gnarly. heal fast, come back strong.

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    I assume when he says that it was convenient that he was near Mass. General because he went there. That and the blue band.

    That's rough dude.

    I don't get it. At 8pm, Cambridge St. isn't totally empty. Surely somebody saw what happened... yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes
    In the mean time, I'll have to delay my appearance on America's Next Top Model.
    maybe so, but you look about right for The Swan.

    get better, ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes
    so if anyone happened to be in the area at the time and saw anything, do let me know.
    Weird. I was in the area at exactly that time and I didn't see anything. I rode down by the Esplanade and then up to the Longfellow and I didn't see any commotion at all. Were you closer to the Staniford or the Charles when you came to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    Your face is looking pretty gnarly.
    Yeah and its pretty banged up, too.

    Get well!!

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    I don't know exactly where I was when I hit pavement; They told me I was right in front of MGH, and I was in an ambulance for about two minutes. I haven't seen the bike yet, but a cop told me the front wheel was pretty crushed. I got a full work-up at the hospital (MRI, x-rays) and they gave me a clean bill of health (though not a clean bill of good looks). Thanks for your concern, all. I'll report back with pix when I collect the bike.

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    I know how it feels not to remember what happened. I have 2 inch scar on my face to prove it. I could tell you what I think happened but honestly..... I have to clue.

    Hope you feel better man! Hope the bike? Wearing a helmet?
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    bastards! another hit and run!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Maybe it was a mysterious grate, rail, pothole, manhole cover. This happened to my girlfriend downtown, she hit a muni grate in just the right way and as a result she did some acrobatics. Go back and see what it was that caused your mishap, it could answer your question.

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    Helmet? Yes. Judging from the scrapes on the helmet and corresponding facial abrasions, my initial impact was forehead-down, helmet-against-pavement, and I slid from there on my cheek.

    It could be a grate or something, but it's a route I ride every day, so it would surprise me if I got taken out by some terrain abnormality. Then again, the streets of Boston are ever-evolving (or devolving), so who knows?

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    Well I hear short term memory is only a few seconds long and presumably the memory you would have lost would be that which wasn't yet committed to long term, so it couldn't have been more than a few seconds after what you last remember... Right?

    So how far could you have made it? Was there anyone around you at that time?

    Straight up creepy.

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    Damn! If anything, chicks dig scars. Heal up fast.
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    are you on any medication or prone to seizures?
    a friend of mine had to stop driving for a couple years because he started having seizures... generally not full on shaking, more like falling asleep at the wheel, but he'd come to veering across the wrong side of the road and he'd be missing a few minutes...
    the couple of times i saw it he'd only seize for a couple seconds but anywhere from 10 to 2 minutes before the seizure he'd have no memory...
    if you have insurance get yer head scanned...
    good luck...

    *edit*
    he has prior head trauma and was on medication at the time as well...
    i'd get checked out regardless...

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    That's pretty scary. Glad you're alright (well, alright enough to walk out of the hospital). At least you're don't have to keep replaying in your head over and over again the few moments right before the accident. Although not being able to remember those few moments might be more frustrating. I don't know.

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    If it was on Cambridge St right in front of MGH, I don't think there are any grates over there (which is strange if you think about it). Someone had to have hit you. People come flying out of sidestreets over there like there's no tomorrow.

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