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Well just to let everyone know that if you fancy visiting Edinburgh and you get knocked off your bike, don't plan on anyone giving you a hand with your bike or yourself. It's a bloody joke.
As you can probably tell I was knocked off my bike this weekend in what I once thought was Edinburgh the beautiful city full of helpful friendly people. This woman pulled right out in front of me as I went head over heels landing on my head, Not much fun really. The most annoying thing being that no one even stopped to see if I was ok. I have to say if it was on the other foot I would stop and give him/her a hand and give them my details just in case they needed a witness.
Ah well not everyone is a kind and helpful I guess, especially in the Edinburgh. My bike is getting checked out on Wednesday so hopefully there isn't too much damage, certainly a new front wheel and it looks like the chainset is twisted, I'm just hoping the frame isn't twisted too and that the woman has insurance. I'm going to need a new helmet which is cracked down one side too.
Another thing I didn't go to the hospital because I feel fine but people keep telling me I should go and get checked out because I landed on my head/neck, what would you guys say?
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Quote: The most annoying thing being that no one even stopped to see if I was ok.
When even ambulance staff get sued these days, I am not overly surprised! Sorry to hear it though.
Quote: people keep telling me I should go and get checked out because I landed on my head/neck, what would you guys say?
I would say.... yes!
Quote: I didn't go to the hospital because I feel fine but people keep telling me I should go and get checked out because I landed on my head/neck, what would you guys say?
Get it checked out. Not having any pain doesn't mean you didn't sustain any damage (I know cases of people unknowingly living with a broken neck, to name just an example). You run all sorts of risks, I'd get myself checked if I were you.
Yep - get yourself checked. You might be absolutely fine but at least if anything did go amiss then you have the accident and check-up on record.
Hooray for helmets though - I came off a horse, landed on my head, and ruined my favourite riding hat years and years ago. At least I only had a headache for about three days!
I'll join the others in saying go and get a check up!
I have known someone go around with a broken jaw for 3 days before they pain got bad enough that they went to have it looked at!
This is a serious hit and run!
Visit the hospital and then the police to see if there are any surveillance cameras in the area.
Funny i was taking my old fella shopping on sunday and back at the car putting the shopping in the boot, and the bag split. Tins rolled all over and 2 people asked if i wanted any help.
No thanks i said
But it goes to show eh scott
If ya did any thing that hurts and still hurts get it checked if not then why bother.
I fell down some steps once thought i'd broke my leg, didnt go to hospital even though i couldnt walk on it. Seven weeks later i was still in pain and then i went to doctors.
he was miffed why it took so long.
didnt want to cause a fuss i said.
Nowt broke though x ray confirmed that
Not being funny, but the cyclists do have a particularly bad reputation in Edinburgh, and the motorist are having a hard enough time trying to figure out which way they're supposed to be getting through the city at the moment. Bl**dy trams.
(Not siding with the driver though, but I'm not surprised you weren't seen. There are way too many road signs in the city right now, and none of them seem to say anything helpful). I still take the train into Edinburgh. Much safer for everyone
Incidentally, if you have to make a claim later, much better for you to go for a check-up now, even if you feel fine. Besides, look what happened to poor Natasha Richardson. Crying shame.
[quote][/Well just to let everyone know that if you fancy visiting Edinburgh and you get knocked off your bike, don't plan on anyone giving you a hand with your bike or yourself. It's a bloody joke.quote]
I came off my bike in Blackpool recently ...my own fault...and no end of folk came to my aid.
One lady, some sort of nurse judging by the uniform, insisted on calling for an ambulance which despite my protestations was there together with paramedic in 5 minutes.
I was a bit shook up but no harm done.
...many thanks to all concerned....Mike
Quote: in Blackpool...... .....some sort of nurse judging by the uniform
Could be almost anyone, given my experience of Blackpool
I would get check out just in case. If the landing was enough to crack your helmet then it is worth getting a once over by a doctor.
Many years ago I use to ride to work every morning at 5:30 a.m. (lovely quiet roads) until one week when I got knocked down by cars three times in 5 days and not one of them stopped. The last one pulled out in front of me and totalled the bike and I smashed the windscreen going over the handle bars (bike still attached to the clips). The driver just gave me the finger and drove off leaving me bleeding in the middle of the road.
Thanks for all your suggestion everyone, looks like the overall opinion is getting myself checked out. So I will go and do that later so I can put my worry to rest.
The woman said she couldn't see me and when I think about it she probably couldn't have because I was behind a car which was turning off, and there was no other cars behind me so she probably thought it was clear. But at the end of the day she hit me and it was her fault so no matter what she will be paying for my pride and joy to get fixed.
Cyclist in Edinburgh are very bad they run through lights and jump onto the pavements and all sorts, but I can safely say I'm not one of those people. A red light is a red light and pavements are for walking on so rules are rules you have to stick to them.
Gary that sounds like a pain in the you know what, 3 times in 5 days now that is unlucky.
Quote: This is a serious hit and run!
Hit yes, run no.
Quote: certainly a new front wheel and it looks like the chainset is twisted, I'm just hoping the frame isn't twisted too
Although if it is hopefully you will get a nice new one c/o the driver's insurance.
Just been to the police to report what happened, they suggested that I call the woman to get her details. Oh dear it was interesting indeed.
It was fairly hard to understand what she was saying but it very much sounded like she said I damaged the car, and how was she going to pay for it. As far as I was aware she hit me, this being due to her lack of attention to what was going on on the road.
Also sounded like she said that the car wasn't hers and that it belonged to her sister and that she was uninsured to drive it.
It's just gotten a lot more interesting, and more painful too.
Quote: Also sounded like she said that the car wasn't hers and that it belonged to her sister and that she was uninsured to drive it.
Sounds like the Police would be interested in hearing that bit of info, though you may have a hard time proving she was driving.
Speaking from experience of a car vs car collision, make sure you always get the Police on the scene of an accident. I know it's a little late now, but they'd have checked her out at the scene and known whether or not she was legally allowed to be driving, for a start.
Then again it's still hard work getting answers from someone who's willing to drive a vehicle without being insured for it. A year after my crash the scrote I hit (*) got a £150 fine and a slap on the wrist despite not having a licence, no insurance, and taking the car without consent, and the end result was two cars written off, both less than 3 years old. * I hit him but he pulled across my path and blocked my route - on a dual carriageway no less!
Good luck in getting a resolution on this, at least for getting your bike repaired or replaced.
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