On Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, a little after 8 a.m., I was in a bike accident on Division Street near the old Handy Pantry. I believe I veered off the pavement and, in trying to get back on the pavement, flipped my bike. I believe that’s what happened because I have no recollection of the event. My thank you is to the emergency personnel who attended to me, got me to the hospital, and to the caring staff at Capital Medical Center. But particularly, to the good Samaritans who stopped, called 911, and waited for the ambulance to arrive.
Given my scrapes and bruises and the condition of my clothing, I must have been quite the sight. I must have also taken quite a tumble given my total lack of memory of the event, so that’s what a concussion is like. I know I gave one woman my home phone number, because she called my wife, but I barely remember it. My wife also reports a man in a truck at the scene who offered to take my bike to our home. I apologize if I’m missing anyone, but I thank you for your compassion. I expect a full recovery, and to eventually get back on my bike and ride that route again to work at some point. In the meantime, thank you to all who assisted me, and its a great comfort to know people will still stop to help someone in distress. Thank you again.