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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:19 PM

%$$##!!! bad drivers!

I was on my way home from the UPS store, and this idiot went through a stoplight, and nearly hit me.

I fell over on my bicycle, on to the pavement.

My bicycle isn't damaged, but I am. 3 cracked ribs, that hurt like all get out.

Cops got the driver's license plate number from one of the witnesses, who also helped me.

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Reply %$$##!!! bad drivers! (Original post)
Archae Apr 27 OP
badhair77 Apr 27 #1
secondwind Apr 27 #2
alittlelark Apr 27 #3
Evolve Dammit Apr 27 #11
niyad Apr 27 #4
voteearlyvoteoften Apr 27 #5
Midnightwalk Apr 27 #6
Marie Marie Apr 27 #7
Archae Apr 27 #9
redwitch Apr 27 #8
central scrutinizer Apr 27 #10
bullwinkle428 Apr 27 #12
KT2000 Apr 27 #13
NJCher Apr 27 #14
Ka-Dinh Oy Apr 27 #15
Hoyt Apr 27 #16
Fla Dem Apr 27 #17
plimsoll Apr 27 #18
AZ8theist Apr 27 #19
BobTheSubgenius Apr 27 #20

Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:22 PM

1. That's terrible.

I hope youíre feeling better soon. Pain from cracked ribs is miserable. What a gift that there were observant witnesses. Again, best wishes for a thorough and quick healing.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:23 PM

2. Omg 😱 what a horror!



Glad youíre going to be okay. I hope they find this idiot and throw the book at him/her!!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:27 PM

3. Find a good attorney - not a bus stop ad guy.

Damaged ribs are very painful and sometimes serious. Idiot drivers need to be taken off the road.

If u were in NM I would have a referral for you, but ask around and research for a good attorney.


And feel better soon

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 07:45 PM

11. Agreed. It is important for multiple reasons. Contingency fee basis. No out of pocket and I'm sorry.

You must hurt like hell. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:34 PM

4. Yikes!! Sending vibes for a quick and complete recovery.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:47 PM

5. Sending good thoughts your way

Glad they got the plate ,

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:49 PM

6. Get better

and get even.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:52 PM

7. Ouch - cracked ribs really hurt. Are the cops going to do anything

to the driver? Hope you feel better soon.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:59 PM

9. Driver will be cited, for running red light and leaving scene of an accident.

We'll see where it goes from there.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:52 PM

8. Ouch! Damaged ribs are so painful!

Iím so sorry you got hurt!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 07:18 PM

10. Keep everything, start a file

I was run down on my bike by a driver who ran a stop sign. Took a picture of her license, a picture of the license of a witness. It involved my insurance company as well as hers. I wasnít hurt, only bruised, but my bike fork and front wheel were taco-ed. I did go to the doctor for x-rays. Took months before everything was sorted out. I had to respond to requests for information from both insurance companies.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:00 PM

12. GODDAMMIT. Too many motorists out there that don't give a shit about cyclists! Way

too much distracted driving that I observe, and that plays a huge role, I'm sure.

My best wishes for the healing process to take place quickly, and that the driver is cited.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:06 PM

13. Sorry you had that happen

and I hope they get the person who did this - hit and run! Hoping for a speedy recovery and a nice settlement from the person's insurance company.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:08 PM

14. really painful

I've had one cracked rib; I can't imagine three!!

I hope you get some painkillers. And I am glad you got the plate number. Sue for pain and suffering.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:15 PM

15. I am so glad you are alright.

Well yeah, other than the ribs. Take care of yourself.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:28 PM

16. Glad you didn't get hit. Used to ride everywhere, even on busiest streets.

There are some motorists who like to see how close they can come to bikes, blow horns right next to you, throw things, are drunk, etc. I was fortunate enough to catch a few of them.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:51 PM

17. So glad your injuries are't critical. What a terrible experience. Take care

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:08 PM

18. Well, you can still ride with cracked ribs

It hurts, so better than broken clavicle or wrist, or leg. I hope you are feeling better quickly.

My observation is that most motorists are actually pretty good around cyclists, but the bad ones are getting worse. Sadly, everyone including other motorists are hostage to the worst 5%. I donít think the police are worried about this.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:17 PM

19. Welcome to the United States of America...

Home of the worst fucking drivers on the planet.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:47 PM

20. OH, man do you have my sympathy. I just healed up from breaking one, and that was plenty bad enough

One morning, I coughed (do your VERY best to not cough or sneeze) and the pain almost made me pass out. It was also a weird pain - instead of being sharp and instant, it felt like tearing cloth, or something. Doctor told me it was probably the broken parts of the rib rubbing together.

I hope you are spared THAT little delight. VERY best of luck to you for a quick recovery!

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