What are the things that suck about crashing?
I've grabbed a few things from a site called Winnipeg Cycling Chick (http://winnipegcyclechick.com/a-humerus-thing-happened-on-the-morni...) and thrown a few others in myself. Anything to add?
Depending on the extent and location of your injuries, your day-to-day activities are sure to be effected, maybe adding the following to the impossible list:
Being blamed for the crash if there were no witnesses and you can't remember what actually happened:(
Being forced to stay in hospital overnight for observation because you live alone and there is no-one to keep an eye on you.
Being forced to submit to drug and alcohol testing when you don't drink or take illicit drugs (ie presumed to be at fault for the crash).
Yeah, taking blood when they could do something non invasive and no risk first...Hmm, say like a saliva swab & breatho?
Exiting the RAH after treatment in ER (e.g. stitched face) with bruises, cuts and blood on white blouse. Taxi driver waiting outside the RAH does not want your business. So you walk to a bus stop and keep on walking home while keyed up on adrenaline, and yet to feel the months of pain from a back injury.
Three injury-crashes where the drivers at fault (noted in official records) but drivers not fined. Do authorities convey the impression that it is OK to hit and injure cyclists?
Oh, gee. I hope you're recovered now. That's horrible. Mine was 3 weeks ago today and I fear the shoulder pain will last for some time yet.
I really hope the culture of blaming cyclists changes at some point.