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Comment : I know the feeling only it was an 18-wheeler...
Posted by Bob on Tue 7:44am 25 July 2006
On July 20, 2006 on my way home from work I came upon an intersection where 2 cars in front of me were getting ready to turn so I slowed way down and was only going 30 miles an hour. There was an 18-Wheel Car Carrier stopped at the intersection waiting to turn. The two vehicles in front of me turned and all of a sudden I was 50 feet from the intersection when the 18-wheeler decided that he was going to turn in front of me. He says that he didn't see me coming that the sun was in his eyes. My wife has gone back to the scene of the accident since at the same time of day and the entire intersection is shaded. He hit me from the left throwing me off the bike to the right. I slid across the pavement at least 15 feet. I blacked out and don't remember anything until I became conscious once again laying under the guard rails with my bike laying 10 feet behind me. I have sustained multiple bruises, multiple abrasions, broken left thumb, chipped teeth but a serious wounded right leg. The x-rays show that all the tendons and ligaments are torn from the knee so my knee just wobbles back and forth. I am currently in a knee immobilizer until I see an orthopedic on July 31, 2006. When I woke up under the guard rails all I could say hurt were my legs. They cut my pants off from me and the emts transported me to the hospital. The state trooper has informed me that I am a very lucky guy because if I had been doing the posted speed limit of 50mph at the time, I probably wouldn't be here today. The truck driver has been found at 100% totally at fault. I have never been so scared in my entire life. I had a lady at the scene call my wife who also freaked out when she heard as we live over an hour away from where the accident occurred. I feel that people are driving crazy these days and should be much more cautious on the roads and also not be rude to the motorcyclists. We all have to watch for pedestrians, what about watching for motorcyclists especially when we drive our headlights are on full time????
- I know the feeling only it was an 18-wheeler... - Bob Tue 25 Jul 2006
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