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Old 12-22-11, 06:48 PM
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Hit by car

So I was hit by a car today, directly on my back tire, wasn't too bad i hurt like **** though. Do cyclist hit by cars get a prize? we should
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Old 12-22-11, 06:55 PM
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glad you're okay, sorry it happened. how's the bike?
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Old 12-22-11, 07:31 PM
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Glad to hear you were not seriously injured, the bike can be fixed/replaced.
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Old 12-22-11, 07:33 PM
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Was the driver texting?
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Glad to hear the bike was not seriously injured, you can heal.
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Old 12-22-11, 10:11 PM
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You are lucky. This just happened in my neck of the woods:

https://www.wmctv.com/story/16377441/...ng-hit-and-run
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Glad you're alive. I hope the driver stopped and took responsibility.

Be glad you're not in Southern California, because I see too many ghost bikes out here and hear about many people hit and taking off. Huntington Beach's Fire Chief just got caught got hitting a cyclist and taking off...whilst drunk I may add.
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How did you get hurt if the car hit your back tire?
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Old 12-22-11, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How did you get hurt if the car hit your back tire?
Vol!!! Gezzz play nice please. Gawwww~!
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Old 12-23-11, 12:08 AM
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I totally understood how the driver hit me, I was headed up hill and the sun was directly in my eyes as well as the drivers. I was in front of a car who made a right hand turn and the person behind them just accelerated after the car turned and never saw me until she was just about to hit me and plunked me right on my tire and sent me in the air, landed with my back right on the ground. Yes she stopped immediately as well as a few other cars who saw it happened. The girl who hit me was so sweet she couldnt stop crying and i was on the ground trying to calm her down. They said I damaged my coccyx but its nothing too serious. As for the bike, rear der looks a bit out of whack and my seat is facing a different direction and the tire is lumpy aside from that nothing, no damage on the frame which is what i was most concerned about.
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Old 12-23-11, 04:36 AM
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The first rule of bike / car wrecks: Don't talk about bike / car wrecks on the internet.
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Old 12-23-11, 08:10 AM
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Glad you are OK (relatively). Were you using a tail light blinky? I always use headlights and tail lights in the morning, even if it's sunny, to make sure drivers see me - trying to avoid getting hit!
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Old 12-23-11, 10:32 AM
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Glad you are OK (relatively). Were you using a tail light blinky? I always use headlights and tail lights in the morning, even if it's sunny, to make sure drivers see me - trying to avoid getting hit!
nope not this time, I normally do but I was rushing about and just completely forgot. I was actually thinking about it earlier wondering had i had my little flashy light would she have seen me, but oh well, coulda shoulda woulda
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nope not this time, I normally do but I was rushing about and just completely forgot. I was actually thinking about it earlier wondering had i had my little flashy light would she have seen me, but oh well, coulda shoulda woulda
Yeah, no point in worrying about it now. Just don't forget it in the future!
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
So I was hit by a car today, directly on my back tire, wasn't too bad i hurt like **** though. Do cyclist hit by cars get a prize? we should
Glad you're not seriously injured. In my case, my prize is to be still alive and riding.
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Old 12-24-11, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Do cyclist hit by cars get a prize? we should
If you're lucky, you get one or more really cool scars that will make you the envy of cyclists who haven't been hit.
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Old 12-24-11, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Glad you're not seriously injured. In my case, my prize is to be still alive and riding.
I was thinking something along the lines of free beer.....but yeah yours sounds pretty good too.
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
i totally understood how the driver hit me, i was headed up hill and the sun was directly in my eyes as well as the drivers. I was in front of a car who made a right hand turn and the person behind them just accelerated after the car turned and never saw me until she was just about to hit me and plunked me right on my tire and sent me in the air, landed with my back right on the ground. Yes she stopped immediately as well as a few other cars who saw it happened. The girl who hit me was so sweet she couldnt stop crying and i was on the ground trying to calm her down. They said i damaged my coccyx but its nothing too serious. As for the bike, rear der looks a bit out of whack and my seat is facing a different direction and the tire is lumpy aside from that nothing, no damage on the frame which is what i was most concerned about.
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Originally Posted by RacerOne View Post
The first rule of bike / car wrecks: Don't talk about bike / car wrecks on the internet.
+1

Lawyers and insurance companies will look to see if a cyclist has posted info about the crash, to see if there is any info to put the cyclist at fault for the crash.
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Old 12-25-11, 06:26 PM
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About 3-4 cars came close to hitting me today. I was wearing a bright ass jacket too and was biking on bike lanes.

At one point I came to a Red. As soon as I saw the Green I started pedaling and a driver from the incoming side wanted to go left. The driver wanted to turn very early so he/she didn't have to wait for the cars coming from my end. Closest encounter today and I of course just gave the "look".
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Sounds like nothing was broken , which is great. In time the hurt will go away . In the meantime give yourself a chance to heal .
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