I have zero memories of the day of my accident. I do know that It was National Ride Your Bike to Work Week and I was determined to ride my bike 3 of 5 days. On one of those bicycle commutes something went terribly wrong. Just four miles from home when something caused me to flip over the handlebars, taking my bike with me. My injuries included a skull fracture and a severe brain injury along with some other less problematic fractures, cuts, and bruises. My helmet was badly cracked - I believe that if I hadn't been wearing a it that I would not have survived the crash.
I always carry my drivers license and my health insurance card, but I did not have emergency contact information with me. I'm now aware how important that piece of information can be.
My co-workers and family managed to find me in the afternoon many hours after my accident.
I'm back to riding my bike again, and my Road ID now ranks with my helmet as a piece of gear that I must wear when I'm out on the road.
If you're interested in the full story of my crash and my journey back, see my journal at http://denise2004crash.crazyguyonabike.com Stories of successful journeys on my bicycle can be found at http://denisegoldberg.crazyguyonabike.com
- Denise .G from North Andover, MA