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Old September 19th 09, 05:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default Knocked off today.

Well, I've had a good run. On the way to work today I was knocked off by a
car driver who decided he didn't want to wait for the car in front to turn
right, so he passed by on its left taking me with him. Some very kind people
rang for an ambulance and I was carted off to A+E. I was given a stern
lecture about my lack of helmet by the fracture guy who recorded the fact on
my diagnosis sheet.

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone, so presumably a
helmet would have prevented this ;-/

Good job it's the end of the season!

--
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Old September 19th 09, 06:03 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Just zis Guy, you know?[_2_]
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Default Knocked off today.

On Sep 19, 5:46*pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy
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Old September 19th 09, 06:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Chris Gerhard
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Default Knocked off today.

Simon Mason wrote:
Well, I've had a good run. On the way to work today I was knocked off by
a car driver who decided he didn't want to wait for the car in front to
turn right, so he passed by on its left taking me with him. Some very
kind people rang for an ambulance and I was carted off to A+E. I was
given a stern lecture about my lack of helmet by the fracture guy who
recorded the fact on my diagnosis sheet.

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone, so presumably a
helmet would have prevented this ;-/


Well they are magic!


Good job it's the end of the season!


Sorry to hear this. Get well soon.

--chris
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Old September 19th 09, 06:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Brooke[_2_]
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Default Knocked off today.

On 19 Sep, 17:46, "Simon Mason" wrote:
Well, I've had a good run. On the way to work today I was knocked off by a
car driver who decided he didn't want to wait for the car in front to turn
right, so he passed by on its left taking me with him. Some very kind people
rang for an ambulance and I was carted off to A+E. I was given a stern
lecture about my lack of helmet by the fracture guy who recorded the fact on
my diagnosis sheet.

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone, so presumably a
helmet would have prevented this ;-/

Good job it's the end of the season!


Heal well.
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Old September 19th 09, 06:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default Knocked off today.


"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in message
...
On Sep 19, 5:46 pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy

Cheers Pal,
I'm not really bothered about compo, although I understand that my back
wheel is bent (a kind shop keeper has taken it in), a 120 quid pair of
sunglasses has gone AWOL and my 110 bibknicks have a hole in them.

Lance bust his in March and still did the Tour in July, so I should be back
in business sooner or later. :-)


--
Simon Mason
http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/


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Old September 19th 09, 06:31 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
BrianW[_2_]
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Default Knocked off today.

On 19 Sep, 18:11, "Simon Mason" wrote:
"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in ...
On Sep 19, 5:46 pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. �Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. �Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy

Cheers Pal,
� I'm not really bothered about compo, although I understand that my back
wheel is bent (a kind shop keeper has taken it in), a 120 quid pair of
sunglasses has gone AWOL and my 110 bibknicks have a hole in them.


Really sorry to hear this. You should sue the driver for
compensation, though. Why should you be left out of pocket? I am
currently engaged in litigation against the driver who nearly killed
me whilst I was riding my bike. PM me if you want a recommendation
for a lawyer.
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Old September 19th 09, 06:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith M Smith
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Default Knocked off today.

On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 17:46:41 +0100, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

Well, I've had a good run. On the way to work today I was knocked off by a
car driver who decided he didn't want to wait for the car in front to turn
right, so he passed by on its left taking me with him. Some very kind people
rang for an ambulance and I was carted off to A+E. I was given a stern
lecture about my lack of helmet by the fracture guy who recorded the fact on
my diagnosis sheet.

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone, so presumably a
helmet would have prevented this ;-/

Good job it's the end of the season!



Did plod attend - are they taking any action?

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Latest DfT Figures: Passenger casualty rates by mode Per billion passenger kilometers:
Killed or seriously injured: Pedal Cyclists : 527 Pedestrians 371
All casualties: Pedal Cyclists : 3494 Pedestrians : 1631
Which is more dangerous?
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Old September 19th 09, 06:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith M Smith
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Default Knocked off today.

On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 18:11:36 +0100, "Simon Mason"
wrote:


"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in message
...
On Sep 19, 5:46 pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy

Cheers Pal,
I'm not really bothered about compo,


Are you entitled to any - from his insurance or your own?

--
Latest DfT Figures: Passenger casualty rates by mode Per billion passenger kilometers:
Killed or seriously injured: Pedal Cyclists : 527 Pedestrians 371
All casualties: Pedal Cyclists : 3494 Pedestrians : 1631
Which is more dangerous?
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Old September 19th 09, 07:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default Knocked off today.


"BrianW" wrote in message
...
On 19 Sep, 18:11, "Simon Mason" wrote:
"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in
...
On Sep 19, 5:46 pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. �Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. �Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy

Cheers Pal,
� I'm not really bothered about compo, although I understand that my back
wheel is bent (a kind shop keeper has taken it in), a 120 quid pair of
sunglasses has gone AWOL and my 110 bibknicks have a hole in them.


Really sorry to hear this. You should sue the driver for
compensation, though. Why should you be left out of pocket? I am
currently engaged in litigation against the driver who nearly killed
me whilst I was riding my bike. PM me if you want a recommendation
for a lawyer.

Cheers, I am in the CTC and they have their own legal team, but thanks for
the offer. I don't know what happened to the driver; he was still on the
kerbside when I was stretchered off. Plod wasn't there, so maybe he sloped
off home and I didn't get his details, so there might be nobody to make a
claim against anyhow.


--
Simon Mason
http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/

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Old September 19th 09, 07:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
BrianW[_2_]
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Default Knocked off today.

On 19 Sep, 19:09, "Simon Mason" wrote:
"BrianW" wrote in message

...
On 19 Sep, 18:11, "Simon Mason" wrote:





"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in
...
On Sep 19, 5:46 pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:


After the X Ray, I was told I had a broken collar bone


Nasty, and not a quick thing to heal I understand. Bad luck, I hope
the compensation buys you a really nice new carbon bike. Or a
recumbent, that way you land on your arse instead of your outstretched
hand...
--
Guy


Cheers Pal,
I'm not really bothered about compo, although I understand that my back
wheel is bent (a kind shop keeper has taken it in), a 120 quid pair of
sunglasses has gone AWOL and my 110 bibknicks have a hole in them.


Really sorry to hear this. �You should sue the driver for
compensation, though. �Why should you be left out of pocket? �I am
currently engaged in litigation against the driver who nearly killed
me whilst I was riding my bike. �PM me if you want a recommendation
for a lawyer.

Cheers, I am in the CTC and they have their own legal team, but thanks for
the offer. I don't know what happened to the driver; he was still on the
kerbside when I was stretchered off. Plod wasn't there, so maybe he sloped
off home and I didn't get his details, so there might be nobody to make a
claim against anyhow.


Bummer - you mean he won't even get charged? I'm also waiting to see
what happens in the criminal courts to the driver who hit me. A not
guilty plea has been entered, could be interesting.
 




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