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    mark47n
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    Last night I was riding my bike home from work on Harbor Ave, about 1/4 mile past Westside Bike, when I hit something on the road when I was brushed back (not provided with that 3′ that the law provides for) by a car. I wiped out going about 20mph.

    Behind that lead car was 4 other cars. Now, my wipeout was pretty visibly startling since I wear a lime green jacket, my bike has lights on it, etc. IT had to be noticeable to the other drivers that I was laying on the ground entangled with my bike. No one stopped to see if I was alright. Not one. Fortunately, except for some holes in my tights and in every layer I was wearing on my torso, I sustained only a deep gash in my knee and some road rash.

    So thanks, West Seattle residents. Your kindness and empathy for others knows no bounds!

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    Sunuva
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    I’m very sorry to hear this happened to you, Mark47n. Those drivers should be ashamed for not stopping to help you. I hope you are not too hurt, but I’m sure that this experience just added to the physical pain.

    It reminded me of an experience I had over a decade ago in North Seattle. I wrecked my motorcycle going about 25 mph on a one lane road. There were several cars behind me who were blocked by my wreck. The cars just stopped. They just stopped and watched as I slowly got up, hobbled and in pain. I lifted my motorcycle up all by myself and pushed it off the road. Limping and hobbled by my hip and shoulder getting slammed into the concrete. Not a soul got out of their cars to help me lift the bike. Not a person even rolled down their window to ask if I was okay. The experience was bruising emotionally on top of the physical pain.

    I guess Seattle kindness and empathy has not changed much since. I hope you heal quickly from this.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Sunuva.
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