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Old 07-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Car hit by BICYCLIST

I can't imagine what was so important that this guy needed to go the wrong way down a one way at 30mph through a green-lighted lunch traffic crossing (with no helmet)... What really blows my mind is that I wasn't the first car through the intersection or anything... I was in a line of cars!! The bicyclist is at the E.R., I hope he's okay. He was definitely bleeding from his head, and semi-conscious. Scary stuff. There were about 15 witnesses including a policeman, so I'm not in any trouble, I'm just shaken up and sad for my car (oh and I'm bleeding a little from the glass). I hope he had insurance... or something. I don't feel it would be fair for me to pay any deductible or anything like that.

EDIT: Just noticed that you can almost see his imprint... shoulder and head... Bascially he T-Boned my door/fender, then bounced off the glass to the other side of the car.



PS Since it looks like I'm gonna be biking to work the rest of the week, wish me better luck than this guy. I guess it shouldn't be hard, since I already treat intersections like loaded guns.

EDIT: bunch more pix -> http://picasaweb.google.com/mattellermets/Bikecrash


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Old 07-15-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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I can see it now, wasnt working at first. Damn, thats more damage than i was expecting. I take it he wasnt wearing a helmet? Yea hopefully you wont get saddled with all the repairs.
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ah ha! It is up! Wow that really sucks man. I hope the guy is ok.
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yeah... no helmet. I hope he is okay, too... being semi-conscious is a good sign (vs. unconscious). I feel for him as a fellow biker, but still have to say he was being pretty stupid.

PS Had to climb in/out the window since my door wont open... still blown away by how much damage a BIKE can do.
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ouchy. glad ur ok too .
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Good thing yall are both ok...but what was that guy thinking? What an idiot...
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Wow, it really surprises you how much something so small can do such damage to something that is quite bigger than it...
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Jesus! Poor guy, poor car, poor YOU.

Hope this guy doesn't suffer any brain damage - he's dumb enough as it is.
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