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Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:34 pm
by briztoon
Hello everyone I'm Briztoons niece and I'm writing on his behalf,

Yesterday at around 2:30pm the 12th of August Briztoon verses truck occurred,
Riding his brand new bike on his way to the valley he got as far as the morning side train station, when a semi trailer decided to attempt to over take him to merge into the right lane cutting across his bike lane. He heard the truck coming up behind him and knew from that moment things weren't going to end well. The turning semi trailer side swiped him send him flying off his bike on to the grass and then on to the hard cement, Leaving him with a broken collar bone and every rib on his right hand side broken more then once, bruises and deep cuts and gravel rashes cover is body from neck to shins he is currently in the PA hospital in ICU (intensive care unit) for a few days then will hopefully move to trauma ward to recover, he will be in hospital for many weeks and will be unable to ride exercise or work for many months.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:37 pm
by r2160
Damn!!

Did they get the truck driver? Witnesses?

Hope he is feeling better!!

cheers
Glenn

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:59 pm
by toolonglegs
Crap!... Recover quickly!

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:12 pm
by hannos
:shock:

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:14 pm
by warthog1
You probably dont feel lucky, but not many survive a collision with something that size. Speedy recovery and I hope the b@stard driver cops it :x

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:19 pm
by Comedian
Oh no. :(. Thoughts are with him for a quick recovery.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:25 pm
by Mulger bill
:o
:(

Hi Briz'niece.

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about this, please let us know if there's anything that we can do to help out.
I hope Briz heals quickly and well and is back out there as soon as possible.

I will save my thoughts on the driver concerned for a different place. :evil:

Regards
Shaun

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:31 pm
by RonK
Bugger! That is too bad. Hope you mend quickly and completely...

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:34 pm
by Summernight
That's terrible news. I hope he heals well and quickly and that the truck driver has the book thrown at them.

Thank you for informing us.

I always wonder how people on forums would be notified if I had a serious injury...

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:39 pm
by Nobody
Thanks for letting us know. Hope he gets better soon.

Wouldn't be surprised if the truck just kept going. I personally know of two incidents that the truck just kept going and made the claim (in one case that was reported) that he didn't realize he'd side swiped a car.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:44 pm
by grantw
Get well soon Briztoon!

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:13 pm
by find_bruce
Darn thanks for letting us know. Send uncle Briztoon our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Is it too early to ask how the truck survived getting hit by Briztoon ?

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:35 pm
by briztoon
Thanks everyone, Yes the truck driver stopped and police were called and a investigation is underway.
As soon as he moves out of icu into a ward I'll bring up he's laptop as with the countless hours in hospital ahead of him I'm sure he'll need some distractions to read on the forum. no matter how you travel on the road - bike, car or walk stay Safe :)

Briztoon's Sis

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:57 pm
by The 2nd Womble
Not one of the regulars!!! Wish him a full recovery Brizneice and let him know I can set him up with a good law firm who specialise in this if he doesn't have rider cover.
Thanks for letting us know. Give home a peck on the cheek from me. I'm male, 41, married, and I have a beard, so I'll leave the actual smooch translation to you.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:03 pm
by darkelf921
I'm really sorry to hear it. Pass on our best to him.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:44 pm
by Big_Red
Terrible to hear that you've come undone Briztoon but kudos to you for surviving a bingle vs a truck! We all wish you a swift recovery and are able to get back on the bike soon. I'm fairly sure I know the location you've been hit at as I do my commute into town from Tingalpa along Wynnum Rd and i've had some close shaves too.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:50 pm
by briztoon
Thanks Ash, you're my favorite niece.

2nd Womble, will be in contact.

Thankyou everyone for your thoughts.

The nurses say cyclists always impress them the most as they get in and do the recovery exercises early and are self motivated to get back on their bike. It helps that my (male) nurse is also a cyclist.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:58 pm
by The 2nd Womble
No worries BT. You're luck isn't improving though. Cyclist or not, you got a male nurse :(

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:17 pm
by trailgumby
Very sorry to hear this. Very relieved you're still with us.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:32 pm
by gabrielle260
trailgumby wrote:Very sorry to hear this. Very relieved you're still with us.

And a big ditto from me..... It's bad but could have been so much worse!
Andrew

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:56 am
by K2
Chin up briztoon and best wishes to yourself and family. Hope you mend quickly.

Is the new bike cactus or did your sacrifice save it?


Thought for the day: What doesn't kill you often hurts.....a lot.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:43 am
by familyguy
It sure sounds like you were lucky to not be really, really damaged BT (not that you weren't). Heal up and stay strong.

Jim

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:08 am
by cyclotaur
K2 wrote:Chin up briztoon and best wishes to yourself and family. Hope you mend quickly.

Is the new bike cactus or did your sacrifice save it?

Thought for the day: What doesn't kill you often hurts.....a lot.

hehe ...exactly what I wondered, but couldn't work out a tactful way of asking. :roll:

All the best, briz.

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 am
by briztoon
Bike is a write off :-(

Re: Briztoon V's Truck!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 am
by hannos
briztoon wrote:Thanks Ash, you're my favorite niece.



That may change when you see what she's been posting here under your account! :twisted:

Bikes can be replaced...

Bodies cannot.