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7-12, Clobbered crossing intersection going to work.

Old 07-18-11, 09:30 PM
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7-12, Clobbered crossing intersection going to work.

Well, eventually, got hit by a car. Can't give out details until everything is sorted with insurance and the police report, but basically I got hit broadside @about 30 MPH. Shattered femur just below the hip, no other major damage they were able to find. I haven't even been home to check on my bike yet, may get discharged tomorrow or the next day. I am now sporting titanium in my left leg!

Was wearing hivis vest, 4W LED headlight, solid and blinkie rear, and reflective tape on frame of bike.

Be careful out there, people.
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Old 07-18-11, 09:37 PM
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Glad to hear that you are in somewhat good shape. Now hold out for a Vaya Ti to go with your new leg innards.
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Old 07-18-11, 09:39 PM
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damn, sorry to hear that, but least you're in the hospital instead of the morgue.
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Old 07-18-11, 09:44 PM
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Wow. Glad you're ok. I agree with the previous sentiment though: You need a titanium bike now.

Get well soon.
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Old 07-18-11, 09:49 PM
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Ow... I'm adding you to my Prayers.

Heal Well! (And Fast!)
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Old 07-18-11, 09:53 PM
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Ouch.........
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Old 07-18-11, 11:12 PM
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I'm still using a wound pump to clear fluids from my upper thigh, but other than that, I should be going home soon. Everyone said my bike looked like it had nothing wrong with it. We'll see. Cannot wait to see my house after 7 days in a trauma center!!
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Old 07-19-11, 12:58 AM
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You are in good company. Vinokourov retired from the TdF with a similar injury!
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Old 07-19-11, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
Glad to hear that you are in somewhat good shape. Now hold out for a Vaya Ti to go with your new leg innards.
Sadly, if I get a ti bike, it will likely be a tadpole trike. My leg will not be up for df bike riding until around Christmas...
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Old 07-19-11, 08:09 AM
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Sounds painful . . . hope the recovery goes well and you are back on the bike sooner than expected.
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Old 07-19-11, 08:40 AM
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Ouch, man... Every commuter's nightmare. Echoing earlier sentiments, glad it wasn't worse. You could have been killed or taken damage to your skull or spine. Broadsided @ 30mph you must have really been tossed - Can you remember everything about the accident? Also, were you conscious the entire time or did you pass out?
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Old 07-19-11, 09:03 AM
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Best wishes for a speedy speedy recovery FS!
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Sorry to hear about the accident. I'm glad you are able to report it though and hope you heal up quickly.
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Originally Posted by FunkyStickman View Post
Everyone said my bike looked like it had nothing wrong with it. We'll see. Cannot wait to see my house after 7 days in a trauma center!!
wow, what a contrast to my recent accident when i was hit by a bus. my beloved raleigh was more or less totaled, but i walked away with minor scrapes, bruises and some small fractures in my hand, i never even went to the ER.

get well soon!
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Old 07-19-11, 09:19 AM
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Old 07-19-11, 09:21 AM
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Ouch. Femur breaks take a long time to heal and they are one of the most painful bones to break.

I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-19-11, 09:39 AM
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Holy crap!

I'm sorry to hear this. Rest up, and heal your femur!

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Old 07-19-11, 09:51 AM
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Ouch! I hope you heal quickly and are back on two wheels sooner than expected.
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Old 07-19-11, 10:48 AM
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Sorry to hear about the incident, but glad that you're still here with us. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Old 07-19-11, 10:52 AM
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Christ. Sorry to hear. Get better quickly.
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Old 07-19-11, 11:04 AM
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Yikes! Ad me to the list of get well soon crowd.

I know you can't release too many details, but I bet the phrase "I never saw him" was mentioned.
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Old 07-19-11, 11:26 AM
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Very sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you make a swift and full recovery.
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Old 07-19-11, 11:30 AM
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So sorry to hear of this...Here's to a speedy recovery!

Bad news...no riding for awhile...

Good news...more time to post on the BF commuting forum.

Heal well!

I agree...be careful out there people!
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Old 07-19-11, 11:40 AM
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Very sorry to hear about this. Hope you get a big fat settlement.
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Old 07-19-11, 01:45 PM
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Sorry to hear about this. I hope you heal up everything gets taken care of smoothly and you have no long-term ill effects from the accident. If your bike is really ok you must really love that bike sacrificing you body like that. =)
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