Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

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Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby Ross » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:33 pm

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainme ... 5997401235

RADIO host Matt Tilley has a broken back after being knocked off his bike in St Kilda on Saturday.

The Matt and Jo Show breakfast star and keen cyclist bounced and rolled along the road after being hit by a car, fracturing two vertebrae and a rib and bruising his kidney.

"I was riding along past the St Kilda Sea Baths, obviously training for London 2012, and got knocked off my bike by a guy who swung across the bike lane... and just smash," he told his Fox FM breakfast colleagues.

"And I sort of did the human tumbleweed along the road for a while. Eventually I came to a stop and an ambulance came and I got the green whistle."

According to Tilley, known for his prank "gotcha" calls, the motorist didn't see him and crossed lanes without indicating.

Tilley said the motorist was "very apologetic" and shocked when the top rated breakfast host gave him his name.

Tilley spent the night at The Alfred Hospital and is now recovering at home.

"They can't do anything. I have just got to lie still and relieve the pain so the other muscles don't spasm," he said.

Austereo management has urged Matt to take as long as he needs to get back on his feet.

Tilley is a keen cyclist who has taken part in sections of the Tour de France course.
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:54 pm

His legal team is gunna have some fun with the driver, I'm guessing.
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby r2160 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:57 pm

Hopefully the media will make big thing of it, maybe these kinds of incidents, as unfortunate as they are, will highlight things.

I am glad he is going to be OK.

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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby jules21 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:20 pm

we need someone from MMM to get hit on their bike - this would really resonate with the tradies who are a major culprit in these cases :)
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby oztim » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:02 pm

i cant believe the antagonism with some of the posters in the comments section,where do these people come from!!!
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:57 pm

oztim wrote:i cant believe the antagonism with some of the posters in the comments section,where do these people come from!!!


A nice little three bedroom, four car gutter :roll:

I see smokeboxers drift in and through bikelanes all the time, can it be their version of running red lights?

Hope Matt comes good soon.
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby familyguy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:27 am

jules21 wrote:we need someone from MMM to get hit on their bike - this would really resonate with the tradies who are a major culprit in these cases :)


He does work for Triple M in Sydney. He does the 'gotcha calls', so that should resonate with the target audience.

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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:36 am

jules21 wrote:we need someone from MMM to get hit on their bike - this would really resonate with the tradies who are a major culprit in these cases :)


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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby wheels46 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:40 am

I wonder how his Pinarello Prince survived?? :cry: I'm picking not a pretty sight... Hope he gets well soon.
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:29 pm

wheels46 wrote:I wonder how his Pinarello Prince survived?? :cry: I'm picking not a pretty sight... Hope he gets well soon.


It didn't.








Tho' how one can tell the difference between a showroom new unit and a smashed and twisted one is beyond me. :twisted:
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby wheels46 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:52 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
wheels46 wrote:I wonder how his Pinarello Prince survived?? :cry: I'm picking not a pretty sight... Hope he gets well soon.

Tho' how one can tell the difference between a showroom new unit and a smashed and twisted one is beyond me. :twisted:


Probably has perfectly straight forks now ?? :?
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Re: Radio host Matt Tilley hit by car

Postby bigfut » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:48 pm

I'm an avid listener of the show. Sad to hear, as he did an awesome thing with the charity ride a few months ago. Just goes to show it can happen to anyone at any time.
I hope they make an example out of the driver.
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