THU, 2021-01-07 17:15
Very sore this morning and desperately trying to distract myself by putting together my notes for a victim narrative.
Today at about 2pm, some lunatic cut me off in traffic by making a very sharp turn in front of me. He put me down hard. Bruised and sore all over. Don’t think bike is too badly damaged. This may be the universe trying to tell me something? No way this accident could have been avoided other than staying home. Glad I was wearing a helmet, boots and gloves.
The best part? It was a hit and run!
After writing the above, I remembered some additional details and felt obliged to add them here:
When I woke up lying on my back in the middle of a divided highway, there was a woman in her 40s kneeling at my side. She checked me out like a medical professional. I asked if she was a nurse and she said yes. She then took my hand with both of her hands and caressed it.
She asked me my name and then said something I thought was very odd at the time, “Thank you for wearing safety gear.”
I quipped, “I have to…I only have one liver” She smiled and replied, “And only so much skin…”
EMTs arrived, she gave them an appraisal of my condition and left…Left as quickly as she had arrived AND down the same side street the reckless driver had gone.
I’m now thinking SHE may have been the reckless driver come back to see if she had killed me?
Sent this report to my older brother. Thinking this was just another of my crazy stories, he replied, “Good one.” I corrected him, “No that’s what happened AND I hope she was the reckless driver…Gives a little more humanity to what happened.”
And this ends my hit and run victim narrative.
THU, 2021-01-07 17:29
Could make for an interesting story though. Man gets injured by hit by and run driver. Driver feels remorse, comes back to help. Falls in love with dude she just plowed over. Its got Oscar written all over it.
Seriously, glad you’re okay.
THU, 2021-01-07 17:46
I feel like I was beaten with baseball bats. My whole left side is stiff, swollen, bruised and very sore…BUT, I will live and am grateful it wasn’t worse. Being slammed face first into the pavement is not something I’d recommend to any old man, anywhere.
Lance, you have my permission to write this story. Just note on the cover page, ‘Inspired by the victim narrative of John Hunter”
THU, 2021-01-07 17:48
Yikes man! Glad that you’re ok! (aka in typing condition) I’ve had so many people make sharp-turns in front of me and then proceed to drive 10mph under the speed limit for blocks over the years that I christened the move “crazy (wo)man’s left”. lol (not sure if that’s what exactly happened to you from your description but I was reminded)
Get well soon!
THU, 2021-01-07 18:10
Please remember this is in American where we drive on the wrong side…I was in right outside lane stopped at a traffic light. The light changed and I turned left. I went about 70-80 yards before the person who must have been next to me at the stop light jumped in front of me to make a sharp right turn. All I saw was lots of light green or white Japanese sedan flash before my eyes. She or he must have clipped me and I went down hard. It was senseless and stupid. Why didn’t they stop? Too many points on their driver’s license? Out on parole for a triple murder? Outstanding warrants? Drugged up or crazy? Who knows?
Lance, are you getting all of this for your Oscar feature? You gotta have the details to make it believable.
THU, 2021-01-07 19:06
John, this story has to come from you, straight from the horses mouth, so to speak. I just write silly stories about aliens and zombies, wouldn’t know where to start. But I do think it would make an interesting story if the hit and run driver came back to help and formed a bond with the person they hit, then struggled whether to tell that person they were the one that hit them.
Anyway, take care of yourself and heal up.
THU, 2021-01-07 19:43
Hit and Run Romance?
THU, 2021-01-07 21:07
Hit and Runmance.
Glad to hear that you’re okay! Scary stuff.
THU, 2021-01-07 22:27
With cracked ribs and clicking rotator cuff, I’m hoping someone else will take a whack at Hit and Runmance. Besides, I’ve already slaughtered enough innocent pixels as evidenced by my bulging SR pages…Need to keep my mind clear and ready to deal with (overdue) big money offers in 2021!
FRI, 2021-01-08 15:47
Glad you’re okay. Get well soon. Who knows, maybe in another timeline you’d have gotten into a far worse accident down the road.
A good lesson in humanity too and both your lives may be forever changed as a result.
FRI, 2021-01-08 16:40
Hit and run. Not cool… Glad you Okay John. Get well soon. All the best.
TUE, 2021-01-12 13:31
Follow Up: After a few days in bed, I returned to the scene of the accident this morning, adjusted the handlebars, mirrors and rode my 2020 Suzuki DR650 home. Apparently, the bike is much tougher than wimpy me. My big toe is bright blue, there’s road rash on knee, left hip shows a dinner plate sized black and reddish bruise, my core is so tender I struggle to get up and down and dare not sneeze, BUT I’m alive! I’ll have to get a new helmet and jeans, but that’s a small price to pay for being on this side of the grass…It could have been much worse. What did I learn? Shit happens.
EDIT: For that special someone writing Hit and Runmance, here are some more details. Not getting any better, dressed in green plaid jammies, a shemagh and a porkpie hat, I went to a very good Doc’N’A’Box several days later. The waggish doctor and I had such a good laugh. I referred to myself as an organ donor, she called me a ‘street licker.’ Such fun. After the most thorough three hour medical workup I have ever had in my whole and entire life (physical exam, urine, blood, x-rays, cat scan, EKG and BP) the verdict was number five rib is broken and I have an avulsion in my ankle. Ankle was immobilized and I was given crutches along with a script for 800mg ibuprofen. Now off to find an orthopedic boot to wear for the next 3 to 12 weeks. Such fun. Med Techs told me they see my type of injuries often with accident details similar to mine. Geez.