Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bus Accident

On the way home from work today my bus on I-85 was in an accident. Definitely shook me up. I am physically okay, but my bike is not. It was on the front of the bus when a car illegally changed lanes into the carpool lane (and he was by himself by the way) and clipped the bus, causing the bus to slam into the rear of the car at 65mph. The bus went into a skid, (luckily avoiding the jersey wall) all the while shrapnel from the civic was flying past my window. When we finally came to a stop, I was afraid to look for my bike at the front of the bus, and was surprised to find that it was still there. When the HERO unit came and moved the accident over to the right shoulder, I was finally able to get out of the bus to look at my bike, and found that the front wheel is bent to the point that it cracked, and the rear wheel is bent as well. The frame and the front fork may be bent as well, but I'll need to look at it more closely. Although I am annoyed that now I don't have a my primary means of getting to work, I have to thank God that no one was injured (even the guy driving the civic), and hopefully I'll be able to get my bike repaired/ replaced and be back on my bike in not too long.