October 13th, 2010
Yesterday my husband was hit by a car while riding his bike!
It’s nothing serious, thankfully. The guy backed into him in a parking lot (Dave rides his bike to work). He’s a little banged up (thankfully he looks better than his bike)…but you know what, accidents happen and the guy seemed apologetic and all, so Dave just went on his merry way.
Well today the guy told Dave he wants him to pay for his smashed tail light. Because apparently Dave should have seen him backing up, and that if he wasn’t riding a fixed gear bike he would have had better breaks to stop. (??!!!)
Go talk to your insurance company and see what they say…because ours is certainly saying that it’s your fault!
Want to know the best part about it?
Dave didn’t tell me because he didn’t want me to worry.
So how do I know about it?
Geico called me at lunch today wanting the details of the bicycle accident.
…and then I couldn’t get a hold of David on his phone (because he was talking to Geico on the other line, DUH)
Yea, I had a slight panic attack at work today.
We’re all ok here in Abby Normally world, though. A little emotional and a little sore, but I think we’ll be just fine!
So cyclists be careful, and drivers be AWARE.
Now I’m going to go spend the evening with my husband and thank God that He kept him safe.