Monday, March 05, 2007

Run off the road this morning - I broke my face!

Photo: Yes, I realize I look a little dee duh dee in the picture. Stuff is swollen and I'm not feeling too great.

I was riding my bike to the bus stop as usual this morning, when a GMC pickup changed lanes into me and forced me off the road and into the curb. I lost control and flew off my bike, landing on my face.

Carnage:

  • Two facial fractures, one causing massive bleeding in my sinuses

  • big ol' scrape and goose egg on my chin

  • 2 chipped teeth

  • 2 broken-off teeth (stumps)

  • goose egg right above my right eye (helmet slipped upwards a bit)


  • No concussion, and the bike is just fine. I was RIGHT AT the bus stop when this happened. I didn't get the plate numbers and only one person stopped and asked if I needed an ambulance. I rode back home and had the wife take me to the E.R. since she was home.

    I'm probably gonna be off the bike for a while.

    7 comments:

    Warren T said...

    Oh. My. Gosh!

    Let us know how you're doing and I'll put you on my prayer list.

    A Midnight Rider said...

    Your talking about it. That's a good sign.

    Take care of yourself. We'll hold down the fort.

    You like like you just finished a session on the tv show "Cops".

    Scott said...

    Hope you heal fast. That sure is tough.

    Frogman said...

    Dude, that sucks! I know you'll get better, but until then I hope it's not too much pain and hassle. And, I swear it wasn't me in my GMC that caused it...

    Anonymous said...

    Well, at least you're not any more ugly then before the accident.. Just teasing! I pray for you speedy recovery and a return to the saddle.

    Tim O said...

    OMG, my first impression was that you'd been in a bar fight! but no, just with a frickin GMC...gawd that sucks...

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and getting back on the bike soon. If you cracked the helmet at all - GET A NEW ONE....

    Anonymous said...

    Sorry to hear .. looks like it hurt

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