Thursday, December 07, 2006
Just when you think you are Infallible
Reality sets in to show you you’re not.
I was out riding on Tuesday, when an SUV coming in the opposite direction turned left on front of me. I had the wind behind me and was going at a pretty good lick; there was no time to react and I slammed straight into the side the vehicle.
My helmet took most of the impact but in spite of this, I have a hairline skull fracture. I have just spent two days with the mother of all headaches, vomiting most of the time. This morning I feel much better.
The prognosis is that I will make a full recovery. The most annoying part is that I have severe double vision, so bad I am typing this with one eye shut. Apparently, the nerve that controls the movement of one eye is damaged.
My bike is in bad shape too; it will not recover without some major surgery. I can’t show you pictures as the bike is at the police compound; I haven’t had time to pick it up yet.
The driver of the SUV was cited to appear in court for failure to yield.
Y’all stay safe out there; it’s getting to be a lot like Christmas, and people are driving crazy.
Posted by Dave Moulton at 12/07/2006 08:00:00 AM