Another kind of close call

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    I was riding my bicycle this last Tues (7/30)
    No wind, nice and warm

    Stopped to cross a street - waited for the green light and the 'little crosswalk' dude to say I was good to go - I went to cross the street.

    That journey stopped when I got body slammed by an SUV.

    Happy to say, I'm still alive, if typing slowly. Go to see the ortho surgeon today top get a read from him on the ER Xrays - my knee is making noises it didn't use to make : (

    Left shoulder not to happy as well --

    At least the woman that hit me said she was both sorry and it was all her fault....

    Even my bruises have bruises...
  2. bpaintx

    bpaintx Monkey+++

    At least you got to hobble away, something to be thankful for!
  3. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Did you recover her cell phone?

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    I 'got' to ride in the back of a bright red ambulance. All the way to the ER.. Wheeee
  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Thanks - the cops got all the info - now just waiting for a call back from the cops...
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    New knee... New Bike... New House... Personal Island where there aren't any cars...

    Best on a speedy recovery and a healthy settlement! :D
  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Stop texting and riding a bike man....Not really, Better than Bullwinkle running you down...Speedy recovery!
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  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!
  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Yikes! Malama Pono.
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  10. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Nothing new, gave up riding motorcycles 50 years ago when I got out of the hospital after woman made turn and wiped me out. Just never entered her mind how fast I was going or how small a bike appears. Many people seem to judge distance by size and a bike, person, or motorcycle really fools them. Hope everything works out ok for you and thank God it wasn't worse.

    Please hang in there, looking forward to more of your excellent stories.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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  11. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Dang. Get well soon. Tough hombre.
  12. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Get well soon.
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Damn Man, that's a rough one! Seems to be happening here A LOT the last several years! My Neufy and I got hit by a Betty in a mini van who ran the stop sign while making a right turn, Hit Skidds right in the chest and me in the legs! I ended up on the hood and Skidds went under the front end between the wheels! Few stitches on Skidds and a banged up knee and shoulder! Lucky there were a bunch of witnesses and she stayed until the cops got every thing from her and gave her a ticket for reckless driving! She did also pay all the medical on me and the Dog, so that was good!

    Be safe out there folks, them streets is mean!
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Well, it looks like you have another interesting story to write... but I would have voted for Bullwinkle running you down... that would have been a funnier story. Best wishes for a speedy recovery... stay off the dang bike moving forward... unless it has a motor. ;)
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  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Got my last set of X-rays an MRI. All in in one visit. Due to a series of cans appts. So, I suppose a bit of the bright side.

    Waiting to see if I have a torn rotator cuff. Tha would mean surgery big time..
  16. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Sue their ass off.
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  17. Lancer

    Lancer TANSTAFL! Site Supporter+++

    Rotator cuff work has improved immensely. I had mine rewired a few years ago for a completely detached supraspinatus and a slap tear. Woke up with four medicine cabinet bandaids on my shoulder. He used a brachial plexus nerve block that lasted three days, so never used the 300 count script for oxycodone. Those went into the emergency stash after a nitrogen purge and vacuum seal. The physical terrorist was worse than the actual surgery...
    vid of my doc doing the job.
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  18. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Was on the sidewalk attempting to cross a street on foot a couple months ago, waiting for the cars to complete their turns so that they'd be out of the way.

    A lady crossing at the same time just walked right out into the intersection.

    She then told me that I didn't need to wait. By law motorists had to yield right of way to pedestrians, which I already knew.

    Yeah, I thought all well and good - until you get a driver who jumped the border last week and doesn't habla.
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  19. TinyDreams

    TinyDreams Monkey

    I do hope you get better soon.

    I almost got hit as a walking pedestrian sometime in December of last year. I had the walking signal to go and had made it halfway across four lanes when I hear some hard braking and look to my right. There was a white SUV with tinted windows that almost hit me legit about a foot from me (they had been turning left). I jogged the rest of the way across and as the SUV passes me the lady driver rolls down her window and shouts that I should watch where I am going. Ironically I never saw that car again at that intersection.

    There are some crazy drivers out there.
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  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Got to visit with my ortho guy today. Big time rotator damage. He wants to try PT before surgery. Some tears but only the ‘top’ set of the cuff is seperated . The other 2 are ‘ just torn’. So the PT will be first go...

    Both the ortho - a surgeon by trade and I are, both reluctant to cut. Rotator cuff surgery has waaay too many instances of blood clots and related risks.

    So, I’ll go see the PT and practice my formal Marine vocabulary...
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
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