Saw a cyclist hit a lorry today.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by sarahale, 11 May 2017.

  1. sarahale

    sarahale Über Member

    He pulled out as the lorry was passing so smacked straight into the side and then went flying. 71 years old and by the looks of things was very lucky with just a knock to the head and hand injury, I just kept him talking whilst waiting for help and he seemed very with it so hopefully his head wasn't too bad.

    I just keep replaying it in my head, I thought he was dead as I got to him, luckily just stunned. The noise was the worst bit, and the blood.
  2. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Well done for helping him :smile:
    Hope you both recover well.
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  3. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It's good that you felt able to assist, I hope the "replays" fade and allow you to sleep well tonight.
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  4. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?


    well done.
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  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    I'm sure it's a shocker when you see something like that, well done for reassuring him.
  6. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Are you OK Sara?
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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  8. OP

    sarahale Über Member

    Just such a shock to see something like that, I was on my bike too, just behind the lorry.
  9. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Well done Sarah. Did the lorry stop?
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  10. Good job @sarahale. I came to the aftermath of a much lesser incident on the weekend, and did not tend the casualty, but still found myself crying about it on the way home.

    Feel what you need to feel, and hopefully you'll feel happier soon.
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  11. OP

    sarahale Über Member

    Yes, they didn't speak alot of English but were desperately worried.
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  12. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Very well done @sarahale.:notworthy: I hope I can stay as level headed if I ever find myself in the same situation.:thumbsup:
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Nice to know that there's some who'll still stop and help. Well done you for being one of them.
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  14. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Well done @sarahale for stopping and helping.
    Not everyone would be up to it.
    This episode will stay with you for a bit, you can be proud of yourself though.
    Will you keep in contact with the injured man?
  15. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    Good for you Sara.
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