I was travelling along Morris Rd (about 1km from home) and a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction turned in front of me to turn into his street. I sustained a broken arm, broken finger, lacerated knee, a cracking concussion and multiple other minor injuries. The bicycle and helmet are also cactus.
I was transported by ambulance to the Alfred hospital where I underwent surgery on Anzac Day to put me together again. They did a pretty good job ;)
Luckily Karen's parents were visiting from Sydney at the time and were able to extend their stay. Once I got home there still wasn't much I could do.
Karen, her parents, many friends from scouts, bowls and the community in general have been great and I thank you all. We're extremely fortunate to be part of such a caring community.
Fast forward to today and I'm on the train returning to work for the first time since the accident. It's feel like I'm starting a new job, but not quite so scary.
In the days and weeks to come I'll be building up my strength and purchasing a new bicycle with a view to continuing my commuting. Slow and steady.
Thanks for listening.