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Thread: Stupid accident
06-25-2012, 10:19 AM #1
Out on our Sunday ride, nice little down hill section into a nice 50 yard uphill that you can stamp on when timed right. One of the guys that I have gotten to know from riding with this group comes flying past me, right at the bottom, then full on up, thinking to myself, where the f is this guy going? He looks like he is going to rear end a very good friend of mine. Last second he swerves and side swipes my buddy. Takes him right out. My friend is on the ground, hard. Ambulance has to bring him to the hospital. Fractured collar bone, 7 broken ribs, punctured lung, fractured hip and road rash. All because this guy was not paying attention. Be carefull out there. It happens in an instant.
06-25-2012, 10:23 AM #2
^^^ fuck ...
did the guy stop?In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
06-25-2012, 12:46 PM #3
Yeah he stopped, very apologetic. But it still irks me. It shouldn't have happened, but I guess thats why they call 'em accidents. Just found out that they are thinking no surgery, in particular the hip.... Looks like a wheel chair for a month+.
06-25-2012, 01:26 PM #4
Jeez what an asshole I'd be real pissed, fucks that guys whole life up.
Vibes for a speedy recovery for your buddy.There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
06-25-2012, 02:20 PM #5In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
06-25-2012, 05:24 PM #6
Well in the apologists defense, nobody knew at that time the laundry list of injuries. We knew he was banged up, but never thought to that extent. When he finds out, he better feel real, real bad.... Thanks for the vibes .... Doc says he should be good for winter 2012-13. Said his helmet probably saved his life as he knows it.
06-26-2012, 10:40 PM #7
What a dick.
Wait, was this on the road? If so, there's your problem...singletrack is usually too tight to pass on without announcing your presence.
06-26-2012, 11:17 PM #8
An accident is a tree branch falling on a parked car. That collision was caused by someone being a fucking asshole. I'm not lawyer-happy, but that guy owes for damages and lost wages. Its dangerous enough having to look out for cars on the road, let alone some tour de fucktard dipshit jacked up on starbucks and strava. /rant.
06-27-2012, 07:46 AM #9
Your buddy may or may not be inclined towards litigation, but his insurance company may make that decision for him... If they do, the other dude is going to get owned. Caused a witnessed accident?
Sounds like a bad one - hope he heals up well!
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06-27-2012, 07:51 AM #10
06-27-2012, 10:09 AM #11
So the guy was 1/2 at fault for just EXISTING on the uphill? What a scumbag.
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