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Some have asked what happened when i crashed so this is a short vid on it ...and a thank you to the NHS staff

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A sobering video, what happened to the driver, was he prosecuted?
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A sobering video, what happened to the driver, was he prosecuted?
The driver was not insured I'm guessing because a different guy claimed he was driving ..so it got a bit complicated ...the ambulance guy told me i was telling them to make sure he was ok because he was about 80 and i was concerned he may have a heart attack ...but they told me don't worry he hasn't even asked how you are
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You are so fortunate to be alive. Having to recount the accident can't be easy. That was a bad one. Glad you made. Stay safe.
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Holy crap. How scary. Now I feel bad for whining about my little broken tibia plateau.
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When I saw the title of your post I was afraid you had been in another crash. Glad to hear it's the old one. A pertinent story well told. Thanks for posting it.
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Glad you're still with us! Many of my former students are EMT and Ambo staff, they work pretty hard taking care of all of us, we can't ever thank them enough.
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Glad you made it out alive. Just bruising my shoulder sucks. Can't imagine having it broken. Unbelievable they didn't have the common courtesy to ask how you were. Wha? emoticon Karma's a bitch. Glad it didn't keep you down for long. I think everybody should have to answer MC questions to get their DL. Make people aware that they can kill us very easily. I have to ask. Do they slap that red L on everything over there? Laughing emoticon That yellow and white car had one on it? Does it work? Seems like the cars without the L do the most damage to folks.
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Glad you made it out alive. Just bruising my shoulder sucks. Can't imagine having it broken. Unbelievable they didn't have the common courtesy to ask how you were. Wha? emoticon Karma's a bitch. Glad it didn't keep you down for long. I think everybody should have to answer MC questions to get their DL. Make people aware that they can kill us very easily. I have to ask. Do they slap that red L on everything over there? Laughing emoticon That yellow and white car had one on it? Does it work? Seems like the cars without the L do the most damage to folks.
The "L" is for learner drivers ..Didnt break my shoulder dislocated my collar bone forcing it out the back of the shoulder ..lost an inch on the left side (had to cut it and wire/pin it back ) but although in pain still I'm enjoying life , even though not all my vids show it lol
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I quite like that hospital you went to and it's only a couple of miles from where I live. I usually tend to end up there after I do something stupid on my bike. Usually it's just broken bones and skin but I somehow ended up in there for a week last Christmas with yellow fever.

Do you think the guy was driving slowly because he was just looking for a house number. The numbering on houses can be pretty crap in London especially when the houses are set back from the road.
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I quite like that hospital you went to and it's only a couple of miles from where I live. I usually tend to end up there after I do something stupid on my bike. Usually it's just broken bones and skin but I somehow ended up in there for a week last Christmas with yellow fever.

Do you think the guy was driving slowly because he was just looking for a house number. The numbering on houses can be pretty crap in London especially when the houses are set back from the road.
I doubt you could miss the numbers on that house ..
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Holy Moses! Taking down a brick pillar! You're some lucky dude

Never knew you had an accident before. Always quite sobering when you have had such fancy trips outside the asphalt zone. Those three years before getting back on a bike, was that for a mental or practical reason?
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Wow Mr. Fish, you are only lucky man to have your body absorb that kind of impact and survive. Glad you found a path through recovery and way back to two-wheels that you're comfortable with (I assume).

Whenever I see or read this kind of information about a crash part of me is left wondering how I rationalize risk for my own riding choices. Regardless of the specifics of a crash accidents are accidents and my body doesn't differentiate who's at fault. When you think about it every car you pass or passes you could suddenly for a dozen reasons bump or hit you.

Geez....

I need to go for a ride to think about this.

Thanks for sharing. Love your videos, or should I say your unique sense of narrative approach!
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That, to quote Tintin, was "a near thing." Probably the nastiest crash on two wheels I've heard from someone who lived to tell, let alone somehow get back in the saddle. It did bring back a car accident from over half a lifetime ago that landed me in hospital for the better part of a month, though with somewhat less physical damage than you sustained. This stuff certainly leaves you with a fresh appreciation of one's mortality, though in your case (as well as mine), somehow without the paralyzing fear that too often comes with it. Very happy to have your company, albeit virtual.
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F i know about the L. Was just "funnin ya". That's what my southern friends would say. Laughing emoticon
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Holy Moses! Taking down a brick pillar! You're some lucky dude

Never knew you had an accident before. Always quite sobering when you have had such fancy trips outside the asphalt zone. Those three years before getting back on a bike, was that for a mental or practical reason?
The gap was firstly injuries then it was for the kids and wife ..theyre not happy now but they said i was a pain without the bikes lol
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Wow Mr. Fish, you are only lucky man to have your body absorb that kind of impact and survive. Glad you found a path through recovery and way back to two-wheels that you're comfortable with (I assume).

Whenever I see or read this kind of information about a crash part of me is left wondering how I rationalize risk for my own riding choices. Regardless of the specifics of a crash accidents are accidents and my body doesn't differentiate who's at fault. When you think about it every car you pass or passes you could suddenly for a dozen reasons bump or hit you.

Geez....

I need to go for a ride to think about this.

Thanks for sharing. Love your videos, or should I say your unique sense of narrative approach!
I rationalise it by saying "shit happens"
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That, to quote Tintin, was "a near thing." Probably the nastiest crash on two wheels I've heard from someone who lived to tell, let along somehow get back in the saddle. It did bring back a car accident from over half a lifetime ago that landed me in hospital for the better part of a month, though with somewhat less physical damage than you sustained. This stuff certainly leaves you with a fresh appreciation of one's mortality, though in your case (as well as mine), somehow without the paralyzing fear that too often comes with it. Very happy to have your company, albeit virtual.
Cheers ...it kind of wakes you up to the better things in life , in a weird way
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Wow Mr. Fish, you are only lucky man to have your body absorb that kind of impact and survive. Glad you found a path through recovery and way back to two-wheels that you're comfortable with (I assume).

Whenever I see or read this kind of information about a crash part of me is left wondering how I rationalize risk for my own riding choices. Regardless of the specifics of a crash accidents are accidents and my body doesn't differentiate who's at fault. When you think about it every car you pass or passes you could suddenly for a dozen reasons bump or hit you.

Geez....

I need to go for a ride to think about this.

Thanks for sharing. Love your videos, or should I say your unique sense of narrative approach!
I rationalise it by saying "shit happens"
Yeah, that's pretty much it -- shit happens.
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