Real life adventures while cycling in Texas, 32.3° N 96.6° W
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Deja Vu All Over Again
Sadly, another VC hit from-behind wreck happened here in Dallas, this time to a middle-aged couple on a tandem.
The collision happened within 200 feet of the crash I reported last month, but this time in broad daylight.
The Stoker on the tandem suffered a sprained ankle and a deep two inch gash that required ten stitches to close. The Captain was bruised.
Surprisingly, both are expected to fully recover in spite the fact that neither were wearing a helmet. The tandem's rear wheel will be fine when the rim and spokes are replaced.
The driver of the car may have been distracted by one or more of the five children who were her passengers. She locked up the brakes on her car before hitting the tandem.
The tandem was traveling about ten miles per hour centered in the right travel lane on a road with a forty MPH speed limit. The motorist struck the bicycle on her license plate- perfectly centered in the middle of her bumper.
Because she had no car insurance, her car was impounded.
City assets involved in this incident was one EMT ambulance with three EMT personnel, one fire engine with three firemen, six police units and six police officers.