Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bicycle Accident

Posted on Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM



On December 13th, 2012 at about 5:40 P.M., I was on my way to work on my
bicycle. I was on Nevada on the sidewalk, turning left onto Jay street, by
Winco Foods. My light was green, and I was going to cross Jay and turn left
onto it. A man in a newer, big red truck was turning right onto Nevada,
from Jay, at the stoplight. I had a flashing light on my bike, and swore
that he saw me, but he must not have. He accelerated to turn onto Nevada
and broadsided the left side of my bike, throwing me into Nevada. I was
very shaken up and just glad I was alive, and was yelling at him about how
I was going to be late to work. A few different people, even another
bicyclist, ran up to me and asked if I was okay. I said yes, and because I
was late and shaken up, the last thing I thought about was getting the mans
information. He offered me a ride to work, and gave me $50 for damages to
my bike. I went to work for an hour, and started feeling worse and
nauseous, so a coworker gave me a ride home, I had to go to the hospital
and I have a concussion. #1. Drive carefully, and watch for bikers,
especially if your light is red! He jokingly blamed it on mother nature.
#2. If anyone was around and got this mans license plate number or
anything, please respond to this. My quick hospital trip is going to cost
me thousands, and I'm sure he had insurance. He was a "nice guy", polite
and apologetic, so I believe if I would have asked, he would've given me
his info. I think he took advantage of me not being aware and clear headed
to just make small talk and hope I'd be okay with $50 and not ask his name.
And if you read this sir, please contact me with some info so I am now
thousands in debt for getting hit by your truck! I know it was an accident,
but still, $50 will not cover my bills! The $50 covers one of the two days
I can't work now. Please be careful everyone, and please contact me if
anyone can help! My work is looking over the surveillance tapes to get a
plate number, as he dropped me off right by the front entrance. Any
information will help, 4 people ran up to me and made sure I was okay.
Please contact: cjsauter55@gmail.com Thank you, God Bless, and Merry
Christmas!
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