So, yesterday I was cruising down the Cycleway alongside Charles St. heading east from Unley Road.
At Little Creatures Ln a 30 something woman on an enormous Dutch Bike flies across the cycleway, right in front of me. I slam into the front of her bike, go over my handlebars, over her bike , through the air and land face-first on the ground.
Blood everywhere, multiple witnesses (3 or so), I have to yell at them to call an Ambulance and actually throw them my phone and wallet so someone will call. The woman who cut across me, who was fine, said she didn’t have a phone, so used mine.
Ambulance arrives, I’m put in a neck brace as the Ambos are concerned I may have a fractured vertebrae. My lip is split it two, and I have a fractured tooth and another chipped tooth.
The women tells the Ambos she has given her details to the main witness. She tells the witness that she has given her details to the Ambos.
I find out at the hospital from the Police that she gave no-one at the scene was given he details at all. They don’t know her name, 000 don’t have her number. Some woman nearby has my bike in her house, so hopefully she has some more info on the woman. The other possibility is that she will come forward to a Police station in the next few days.
End result: 2 stitches, a wire brace across my teeth, 1 fractured tooth requiring future removal, 10 injections including 2 doses of morphine, a tetanus injection and 6 local anaesthetics, all taking 9 hours in the ER department.
Pretty disappointed that a cyclist committed a hit & run on another cyclist, actively lying about giving contact info to 3 witnesses AND 2 ambulance guys.
Seeing as it was a bike vs. bike accident I’m not covered under Motor Vehicle Accident law, so I need to hunt her down to get anything back. Lesson being, watch the fuck out, motorists aren’t the only careless, dangerous and sneaky bastards out there.