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Josh & Cherry

Josh was on his way home, on my bike, and some asshole came flying down the road in his lane. Josh had to take the bike off the road or be run over, and he hit a bank and ended up taking her down in the middle of the road. In the middle of two curves at the crossroads of Gorman Bridge & Old Leicester Hwy, on freshly paved roads. He thinks one or both of his big toes might be broken, and Cherry's windshield is busted (I did need a new one anyway), but he thinks she's otherwise okay. He got her up again just as more cars started coming. The other guy didn't stop.



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Nov. 17th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Josh is okay. He was all playing it off at first, but I think the adrenaline rush has worn off. He's not as good as he thought he was, but he's several billion times better than he could have been.

I can't believe that he didn't stop either. I'm just glad Josh didn't even try to stay on the road. I don't think he would have stopped if he had hit him.
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Good grief. Things like that make me so mad - I can't tell you how many times I almost got hit by cars while walking with my stroller. I'm so glad Josh is okay. Some drivers just do not deserve to exist.
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I agree, although the stroller thing is even worse! Josh and I are so extremely careful on our bikes. It was the other dude completely, and he didn't even care if he might have killed someone.
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
The lack of consideration from car drivers towards motorcyclists infuriates me. I was driven off the road myself (I had a Honda scooter) when I was pregnant, and that person didn't stop, either. I don't know if it's cowardice or just appalling apathy.

Is Josh going to the doctor? I've never broken toes, but I've broken fingers, and if they're hairline fractures, it unfortunately won't do much good (they'd pretty much just bandage them and send him on his way--though they might offer strongish pain relievers if he asked).
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
I can't believe this kind of behavior is so common! And Josh has been clipped by *trucks* before just walking. He's really lucky that he'd just turned out off a road and was still going pretty slow, otherwise I might have lost my hubby last night.

I've wondered if I would continue to ride when I get preggers again. I was thinking that it would be fine until I got bigger, but now seeing how absolutely careless everyone else is, I'm rethinking that. I'm gonna end up being one of the more zealous "Look Twice"ers with signs and stickers everywhere.

Oh, and no, Josh won't go to the doctor for that. If they were twisted around backwards, maybe. Sadly, we don't have insurance, and apparently Josh had a childhood full of hospitals. He loathes them and pretty much knows what to do. I have some pain meds that the dentist just prescribed for me yesterday, but Josh has refused them. He doesn't like pills. If it gets bad enough, he'll take a half of one.

Edited at 2009-11-18 01:19 pm (UTC)
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Holy smokes :( Some people have no consideration at all. All my best to Josh and may he have a speedy recovery!
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :D
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
OH wow *hugs* That's horrible but I'm glad to hear that he's mostly ok. :(

My husband's dad had that kind of thing happen to him a lot in this city, so much that he now drives a car instead.
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
It's so sad to think that these things happen "a lot"! And we're such very safe drivers, too. Josh has some serious good motorcycle Karma, and I'm sure that helped. When he's driving his humongous jeep, if he sees a biker, he'll drive along behind him at a safe distance and make sure nobody rides his ass or tries to pass him unsafely. All car (and especially truck!) drivers should do the same. Regardless of the hurry, these are actually lives at stake.

I'm glad your dad is okay too!
Nov. 18th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
I hope that Josh is OK. That's really scary!
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
He will be, thank God. I hope that's the only problem. He could have been hurt worse and not felt it through the adrenaline and stress. He's slept in today. I suppose we'll see how he is when he gets up. I'm hoping it's just the toes.
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