Just south of Furry Creek, he was struck from behind by an overhanging load of wooden planks being transported by a negligent driver doing roughly 80 km/h.
The impact threw him from his bike and resulted in a broken clavicle, scapula, eight ribs on his right side and a punctured lung.
He has now been discharged from the hospital and has a long road to recovery ahead of him. There can be a lot of hidden costs incurred due to a traumatic injury that are not covered by insurance, so I am hoping that this will create some ease in a time when he really needs to focus solely on recuperation and rehabilitation.
If you are unable to donate, please share. I hope that this at the very least will bring some much needed awareness and possible changes to cycling safety. ICBC reports that an average of five cyclists per day are injured in B.C. during the summer months, with an average of 670 cyclists injured and six killed between the months of June and September every year.
Link to Todd’s Blog describing the event:
Link to CBC Vancouver news story:
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