Just whiteness a cyclist run over by a lorry on Jamaica Cyclist was talking but not moving. Both legs was crushed and from what I can remember it looked like the cyclist was trying to filter and was caught in the middle of the truck.
That sounds horrible! And horrible to witness. Fingers crossed for the rider
That sounds very bad, thoughts are with the cyclist.
Must be tough for you too, as painful as it might be maybe try write everything down, perhaps as you remember it through the day.
Being a witness to such things is very traumatic, my wife witnessed something similar and found writing it down a bit like emptying her head of it as well as being useful when she was called as a witness.
I think this is the first time I’ve whiteness this first hand and your right, writing about it wasn’t easy at all. But my thoughts are definitely with the cyclist atm.
Take care of yourself Ho, this might hit you hard later.
Thoughts with the rider and also with you.
Sorry you witnessed this. Well done for taking notes. The last time I had to administer first aid roadside I got back on my bike and it was later that shock hit me- tears, lightheaded etc.
Already contemplating not riding back home this evening.
This, I want to cheer myself up with music and get the thought out of my head but with no prevail, really hit me when I turn the music off and thought about what just happened. Hopefully berthing my head with work will make me forget this for a while.
Have some sugary foods and possibly ask for a little time out at work if you feel you need to call someone or have a breather. Call someone you love and tell them how much you care about them. Remind yourself about the good things in your life.
Just go home dude. You won’t get any work done today. Not enough people taking sick days for their mental health, you’re entitled to it.
Thoughts with the rider, sounds absolutely awful. My worst fear.
As above, write your own statement of everything that happened, you could be asked about it months down the line, even a couple of years if there’s ever any court proceedings.
Look after yourself man. Ride safe everyone.
I cycled past an hour later and just seeing the squashed bike and police tape everywhere turns my stomach, something about it happening on your usual commute (and usual time if i hadnt been late this morning) that seems to hit me, cant even begin to imagine what it would be like to witness it.
Thoughts with you and the rider, dude.
^^ Listen to PhilDAS and go home. I had similar feelings when I saw someone hit by a train a few years back. Make sure you speak to someone close to you (or even not so close) and don't store it all up.
Thoughts with the rider and with you Ho.
Maybe for the best, we all react differently but it's not unusual to have something remind you and a wave of emotions come flooding in.
Rider is in serious but stable condition
Ouch. Heart goes out to him and his family.
@HoKe take some time bro. Don't ride if your mind is wandering. we know too well how many assholes are trying to step out/crush us or ride our bumper.
*big hug* Ho
Thanks for all the kind words everyone, talking about has made it a lot easier to process what happened today. But really happy to hear the cyclist is alive on the process of recovery.
Ho, have a look at the RoadPeace page on emotional support--mainly aimed at bereaved or traumatised families, but it may be worth looking at for you as a witness, too:
Hope your doing ok @HoKe and I hope the best for the rider and his recovery.
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