Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 15th, 2010 at 3:57 pm
As we continue to discuss the right hook crash that happened at NE Couch and Grand this morning, I thought I'd share a comment just left by the victim's husband. He includes new details (which I've put in bold) as well as a piece of his mind about safe driving habits.
"As the victim's husband, I can assure everyone she's shaken up and in pain, but will hopefully be fine, with only three broken bones in her foot and a few nice lacerations.
Her brand new KHS will need extensive repairs. And one of her socks, a very nice and beloved sock, was also ruined. Miraculously, her shoe was pulled off her foot before the blood started gushing.
The driver was cited for a bike lane violation and the police, in my opinion, did a pretty fair job of handling the case. One was even so kind as to transport the broken bike to the hospital for me, so I could attend to my injured wife.
The driver I found to be apologetic and a nice guy.
But saying that -- as a daily bike rider myself who also drives -- I'll also say this to drivers: LOOK IN YOUR MIRRORS BEFORE YOU TAKE A FUCKING RIGHT TURN... especially on Couch.
If everyone did that one, simple, little thing, we wouldn't have these problems. As for Jill, she did nothing wrong, and had been riding legally in the bike lane."
Well said Brian. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and keep us posted on Jill's condition.