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I got hit by my first car yesterday!(17 posts)

I got hit by my first car yesterday!James
Mar 27, 2002 12:43 PM
An lady in a hurry to back out of her driveway nailed me good! I hit my right shin on the side of her Jetta and she back into me hard. Thanks god nothing's broken, just my skin and bike are trashed. I remember thinking(with the paramedics standing over me)"is my bike ok??". The poor Kestrel is at my LBS for an estimate and i'm laid up at home with my leg on a milk crate. Thank OLN for the tour and all of you for something to read.
Get well soon!cydswipe
Mar 27, 2002 12:52 PM
I hope that you get to feeling better soon. Nothing's worse than getting tagged by a car. The bike is replaceable. I've been hit a few times. I feel your pain!!!!
At least you're OKElefantino
Mar 27, 2002 1:07 PM
That's the main thing. I sympathize with being laid up and in pain. It's no fun.

Don't worry about the Kestrel. It can be replaced.

FWIW,
Mike
re: I got hit by my first car yesterday!robbz27
Mar 27, 2002 1:58 PM
I almost ended up in the back seat of a mustang in my "first time hit by a car" story. Get well soon, I'm sure the bike is a trooper...she'll make it!
Priest was punched in the back herechopper
Mar 27, 2002 2:06 PM
I saw on the news this morning a Priest riding his bike was punched in the back by a kid hanging out of a car window. They caught the kid.
d'ya think its coz he's a priest or a cyclist? just askin ;-) NmSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 27, 2002 2:23 PM
dya really think he was riding with his robe on?SteveO
Mar 28, 2002 5:04 AM
just thought it might have been in Bostson. (nm)Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 28, 2002 11:35 AM
Priest was punched in the back hereMikeBu
Mar 27, 2002 6:15 PM
Yup this happened near Seattle. Here is the nitty gritty: http://www.eastsidejournal.com/sited/story/html/87050
Too bad it was a juvenileTypeOne
Mar 27, 2002 8:35 PM
The little Issaquah punk will get a slap on the wrist due to his age. Of course the pastor will be compassionate and not pursue this, but he ought to file a civil suit against the kid's parents, driver of the car, whatever. What a stupid little jackass. He had better hope his name is not published.
Priest was punched in the back hereJekyll
Mar 27, 2002 9:52 PM
My god, what savagery.......
Nothing will probably happen to the bastard. I guess if your dog kills someone you get murder, if you nearly kill someone by a direct personal act you get assault - fair isn't it.

James - been there and in the immortal words of slick willie - I feel your pain. Still have scars from last year's encounter. You'll get better, give it some time and some rest. All the best in your recovery.
And, from personal experience, if her insurance company makes any noise about your injuries or your bike - get thee to an attorney.
get well ;>( ride hard; have fun; be safe ;>) nmSlipstream
Mar 27, 2002 2:55 PM
Get well soon!rollo tommassi
Mar 27, 2002 5:37 PM
Glad to hear you're not seriously injured.
I hope the driver pays for everything.
You'll be back on the road soon enough!
What are the chances...Me Dot Org
Mar 27, 2002 8:42 PM
...your first car would be driving by while you're riding your bike and that it would hit you? Gotta be ten million to one!

Anyway, get well soon! Hope the lady is paying for the Kestrel...no...wait a minute...it was a Colnago...YEAH...that's it...a Colnago C-40...
When i'm feeling better, I get to ride an old Kestrel 4000James
Mar 27, 2002 9:02 PM
Thank the bike god for friends, I get to ride an old Kestrel 4000 when i'm ready to get back on the bike. I'm not sure how long it will be until I get my baby back? I found myself lying on my back pedaling in the air, I had to make sure!!! thanks for all the get wells.....James
re: I got hit by my first car yesterday!PegLeg
Mar 28, 2002 8:01 AM
I feel for you. Get better soon.

You are describing exactly what happened to me way back in 1982 except I was nowhere near as lucky. I ended up with a compound fracture of my tibia and fibula. I also had a dislocated shoulder.

I was in a world of hurt for a long time.
re: I got hit by my first car yesterday!Applejuice
Mar 28, 2002 9:09 AM
Get better and be happy it was nothing serious. And, from what little you wrote, the responsible driver was booked. All in all, sounds like you were lucky.

Keep on keepin' on.