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post #1 of 3 Old 12-13-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Rear ended

So this past February me and my wife were in The process of buying a house. I was on the way to the bank to get some bank statements for my money lender. On the way to the bank there was a school bus parked on the side the road so I had to stop. As soon as I came to complete stop a van hit me from behind going about 45 or 50 miles an hour. I lost consciousness and flew off my bike then the guy that hit me drove over my bike and went about 200 m before he stopped. I had two cracked vertebrae, two fractured vertebrae and a tear in my spleen. Luckily my friend that I got the bike from was coming the opposite way in traffic and saw the whole thing happened. When I came to He was talking to me. He called his wife to have her tell my wife about the wreck. I was in the hospital for 2 days and the guy that hit me was charged with driving with out a license and a felony moving violation.
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-13-2019, 10:21 PM
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My biggest fear when on the bike is getting rear ended. Sounds like you are one lucky guy to come away from that.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-14-2019, 06:39 AM
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You're lucky you're not dead. Getting hit at a standstill by a vehicle traveling 45-50mph is a hellacious impact. Not that the outcome wasn't bad enough, but I'm glad to hear it wasn't worse.

I'm with klr4evr, getting hit from behind is my biggest concern when riding.
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