Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rider Down

At 7:45 PM on Thursday, my wife Becky was hit by a car while riding her bike. A car parked on the side of a fairly busy street pulled directly into her path. She was traveling at about 18 MPH. She hit the left front quarter panel, flew over the hood of the car and impacted the road.

She is fine, for the most part. She has significant abrasions to her face and shoulder, and four stitches on her chin. We just got back from the ER. (It's 1:15 AM...)

As for the bike, the front wheel might be salvageable. I haven't checked the fork, steering tube or headset yet. Every else seems ok.

Her helmet is pretty scuffed up, and the Oakley half-jackets are trashed.

So, no triathlon for her this weekend. I'll skip Boyne to make sure she has what she needs.

Be safe out there.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

That is so scary. Thank goodness that Becky wasn't hurt worse. I hope she feels better soon.

Super Bon Bon said...

OH NO! Send her my best!

alexdolpp said...

Sorry to hear that - wish her a speedy recovery ("Gute Besserung!")

namrita o'dea said...

Ouch! Glad she is OK and hope she has a quick recovery.

Namrita

Charles B. said...

Very scary Joe! A biker's worst nightmare. I'm glad she's not seriously injured. I hope she's back on her bike soon!

Joe Partridge said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Becky is doing better today.

paula said...

Wow Joe, that's terrible. I'm glad that she's going to be ok!! It could have been a lot worse. Send her my wishes for a fast recovery.