Subject: I got hit by a car
My name is Bob Cesca. I’m a blogger for the Huffington Post. I’m also a cyclist and a daily reader of DrunkCyclist.com. I know you’ve been documenting car vs. cyclist accidents, so I thought I’d tell you about mine. On Friday I was riding through Wernersville Pennsylvania when a carload of distracted teenagers made a right-hand turn at an intersection
– cutting me off and forcing me to slam into the side of their stupid car.
But I’m lucky in that I only *almost* broke my back when I hit the
pavement. Fortunately, the doctors at the ER determined that I only strained a bunch of muscles. Suffice to say, I won’t be riding for a couple of weeks while I recover. The Percocet is awesome.
Please continue to get the word out about stupid dingus drivers. I think what saved me was an awareness of how to deal with this kind of situation — I tried to turn with the car, but couldn’t turn fast enough to avoid the impact. But it helped.