Subject: RE: Beach to Battleship HIM : Official Thread
atostig - 2010-11-14 3:37 PM I have been looking for information about the accident also. I passed an ambulance loading a biker on a stretcher. I don't know for sure...but there were police there and a car stopped...so it appeared that the car had hit the bike.
During the event I saw locations where there were ambulances on the scene: the one with cyclist struck by a car near the final bridge, and one where a cyclist was being loaded on a backboard on Blueberry Road.
For the first, I saw this update on the B2B forums:"I saw the athlete that was hit by the car - it was awful. I was finishing the last mile of the run and was just in between the two bridges - it actually happened behind me as I had just run past the line of traffic stopped at the base of the bridge that goes over the river. I heard the unmistakable noise of a bike hitting the pavement *hard* followed immediately by lots of folks yelling/screaming behind me and turned around to see the dude in a pile on the street in front of a car with a dented hood. There were volunteers and police at his assistance very quickly, and I yelled to the folks at the aid station ahead to call 911. He was conscious, and I think he will be OK, but I would not be surprised if he has a broken hip and/or femur based on the way he was laying on the ground and the dent in the hood of the car. I heard that it was indeed an impatient motorist who decided to try to make a U-Turn out of the line of traffic that was stopped at the base of the bridge and turned right in to him as he was approaching at full speed. Completely sucks."
For the second, there was no one else around, so don't know if the individual was run off the road, just ran off the road on his own, or what have you.
I saw a couple others without emergency vehicles which looked like some folks could have run into each other on their bikes -- or could have just as easily been someone stopping to help someone else with with a mechanical.Edited by jerrylcanterbury 2010-11-16 5:42 AM