Rider down - my son

Discussion in 'Cyclocross (CX), Duathlon and Triathlon' started by DCLane, 12 Apr 2017.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    My 12yo had a crash yesterday evening - he landed on his head at speed following a downhill jump when a branch got caught in his wheel. Cue ambulance, body board and the rest.

    Thanks to @Richard A Thackeray who was on hospital duty at the time. We'll have to meet up properly Richard rather than me being a concerned parent when we spoke.

    The helmet's smashed and the newly-built cross bike looks a mess but he's ended up with just cuts and bruises.
  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Thank heavens he's OK.

    Top marks to Dr Thackary-Kildare.
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  3. Body board must be terrifying to see, especially for a parent. Glad he's tough.
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  4. CarlP

    CarlP Guru

    I wish your son well, I hope all is ok.
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  5. arch684

    arch684 Veteran

    Sorry to hear that glad he's ok
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  6. Turdus philomelos

    Turdus philomelos Veteran

    West Lothian
    Glad to hear the wee man is back up on his feet.
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  7. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    West Sussex
    Great news he wasn't seriously hurt. :okay:
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  8. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Eeek. Glad he's OK.
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  9. furball

    furball Veteran

    Nasty experience for all. Hope it doesn't dent your lads confidence.
    New bike time?
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  10. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    We've had this twice with GtiJ, the first time when he lost control on C2C 17 miles from Carlisle, nutted a tree and knocked himself unconscious. Horrible to come across your child lying unconscious and filthy in the gutter with blood coming from nose and mouth. The second when he took a big ski jump in a fun park and landed on his heels compressing a vertebra. My first question was "can you feel your toes?" and when he confirmed that he could, the ensuing piste rescue, resort clinic and five days in Moutiers hospital were easier to bear.
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  11. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    Ouch, GWS Junior DCL.
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  12. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

    Ouch. Glad he's ok.
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  13. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Must be horrifying to see. Glad it sounds better than it looked. Top marks to the medical staff.
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    @DCLane hope all is ok and send him our wishes
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  15. Nasty. But it's stories like this that make me proud of our health service.

    Good luck all round.
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