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Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Carlos Ruiz
 


Sorry to hear about this Jeff, I am glad you are OK!

Best,

Carlos



On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Carlos Ruiz
 

Very 


Carlos



On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

James Flanagan
 

Glad to hear you are ok. God blessed you
Jim


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Barry Salzberg
 

Hi Jeff -
So glad you came out of it unhurt!
I had a similar accident a
Lotta years ago, with a different result: the bike was fine, but I spent a couple of days in the hospital!
You may get your dream bike out of it😺
Barry 


On Nov 12, 2021, at 7:34 AM, Paul Bedell via groups.io <Nptbedell@...> wrote:

GM! So sorry to hear you had an accident. Glad to hear it was nothing too serious. Wishing you a speedy recovery.  🚴‍♂️
Paul Bedell 


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Paul Bedell
 

GM! So sorry to hear you had an accident. Glad to hear it was nothing too serious. Wishing you a speedy recovery.  🚴‍♂️
Paul Bedell 


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Suanne Lane
 

Hi Jeff,

So glad to hear you’re ok.  

Suanne


On Nov 11, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Lou Bruno <gocycle@...> wrote:

Sorry to hear.   A bike can be replaced and luckily you are ok.


LOU

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(Blame the stupid Auto-correct for spelling errors.)

On Nov 11, 2021, at 10:01 PM, David Hirsch via groups.io <cycleman16@...> wrote:


Jeff,

When we say BE SAFE, we're not kidding! You are one lucky guy, and I for one am very glad to hear it.

David Hirsch


On Thursday, November 11, 2021, 05:18:14 PM EST, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>

<IMG_7593.jpeg>
<IMG_7595.jpeg>
<IMG_7594.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Lou Bruno
 

Sorry to hear.   A bike can be replaced and luckily you are ok.


LOU

---- __O
---_ \<. _
- (_)/@(_)

(Blame the stupid Auto-correct for spelling errors.)

On Nov 11, 2021, at 10:01 PM, David Hirsch via groups.io <cycleman16@...> wrote:


Jeff,

When we say BE SAFE, we're not kidding! You are one lucky guy, and I for one am very glad to hear it.

David Hirsch


On Thursday, November 11, 2021, 05:18:14 PM EST, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>

<IMG_7593.jpeg>
<IMG_7595.jpeg>
<IMG_7594.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Ditza Katz
 

Omg, Jeff.  So sorry to hear but, as you said - all is well since you were not injured.  

Yes, there is safety in numbers (although I, too,  am guilty of occassional solo rides).

Ditza

On Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 17:18 Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:
Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


--
Ditza Katz


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Celia Marie
 

Thank gooodness you’re ok, Jeff.


From: main@HBCRiders.groups.io <main@HBCRiders.groups.io> on behalf of Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:18:08 PM
To: HBC Riders <HBCRiders@groups.io>
Subject: [HBCRiders] What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!
 
Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

David Hirsch
 

Jeff,

When we say BE SAFE, we're not kidding! You are one lucky guy, and I for one am very glad to hear it.

David Hirsch


On Thursday, November 11, 2021, 05:18:14 PM EST, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Karen Gellert
 

Dear Jeff,
So relieved to hear that you're ok and that you got checked out at the hospital.
I guess we need to send some Edible arrangements to your bike!
I agree that contacting Dan Flanzig is a good idea, have your police report handy!
Be well and take care,
Karen

On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 8:48 PM Jim Perini via groups.io <pmi177=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
There are serious issues with the left hand turn, you think you are fine but you got put on the ground for no apparent reason, thankfully you walked away but you are not the same, take a breath and a think about it. Be safe.


On Nov 11, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Angel Perez via groups.io <zerepocrat=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Jeff,

Happy to know you are ok!

Angel


On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 20:21, Carl Fiore
<Cjfiore@...> wrote:
Jeff 
Good to hear your weren’t hurt too badly. Hope you get the new bike.

Carl 


Carl Fiore


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Gregg Fremed
 

Jeff

Glad you are OK!

Looking at the pictures of your bike you were real lucky  - Thank G-D

Anyway be well and hope you have a new bike soon

Gregg

 

From: main@HBCRiders.groups.io <main@HBCRiders.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Erlitz
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:18 PM
To: HBC Riders <HBCRiders@groups.io>
Subject: [HBCRiders] What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

 

Hi All,

 

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

 

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

 

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

 

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

 

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

 

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

 

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

 

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Jim Perini
 

There are serious issues with the left hand turn, you think you are fine but you got put on the ground for no apparent reason, thankfully you walked away but you are not the same, take a breath and a think about it. Be safe.


On Nov 11, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Angel Perez via groups.io <zerepocrat@...> wrote:

Jeff,

Happy to know you are ok!

Angel


On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 20:21, Carl Fiore
<Cjfiore@...> wrote:
Jeff 
Good to hear your weren’t hurt too badly. Hope you get the new bike.

Carl 


Carl Fiore


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
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Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
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Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Owen Kassimir
 

Glad you are doing well Jeff. Let’s all stay safe out there while riding. It’s gonna be a long winter. 
Be safe!


Owen Kassimir
President - Owen Photography Inc. 
Tennis Coach - Park Ave Tennis
Tennis Coach - Friends Academy 
Past President - Professional Photographers Society of New York State
Past President - Huntington Bicycle Club

Owen Photography
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Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Angel Perez
 

Jeff,

Happy to know you are ok!

Angel


On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 20:21, Carl Fiore
<Cjfiore@...> wrote:
Jeff 
Good to hear your weren’t hurt too badly. Hope you get the new bike.

Carl 


Carl Fiore


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Carl Fiore
 

Jeff 
Good to hear your weren’t hurt too badly. Hope you get the new bike.

Carl 


Carl Fiore


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.
<IMG_7593.jpeg>

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.
<IMG_7594.jpeg>

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.
<IMG_7595.jpeg>


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Richard Meyer
 

Jeff, To know that riding in a group is much, much safer, is knowledge we can’t always apply. 
Today near the end of my ride with the C.O.M. I needed to be home before a 1 PM because of a house showing and then get out of the house during it. 
I soloed home from Half Hollow Rd and then to the VA in Northport. A total of over 15 miles solo. 
So when necessary you do it. But yes, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! And take no chances or short cuts. 

Hope the soreness and aches are short lasting. 

Rich Meyer


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

John Greene
 

Jeff,

Just when you think you are safe! This is proof we all have to ride defensively and always expect the worst.Think of all the mileage we all put in and you never know......

I'm just very relieved you are OK and hope you get a new bike out of all of this.

John



On Nov 11, 2021 at 5:18 PM, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.



Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Marco Papaleo
 

Happy you’re ok ! 


On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Fredric Itkin via groups.io <FBIKEWHEELS@...> wrote:


So sorry to hear of your misfortune. You might want to reach out to bicycle lawyer Daniel Flanzig so you can at the very least get your bicycle replaced and any co-pays for medical

Fredric Itkin


On Thursday, 11 November 2021, 17:18:14 GMT-5, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.


Re: What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Bruce Feinberg
 

Dear Jeff,

Not easy reading about your accident, thank G-d you checked out with just a few bruises and could walk away.  You will get a new bicycle and you will be riding soon.
 
Sincerely,
Bruce


-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Denbaum <ldenbaum@...>
To: main@hbcriders.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Nov 11, 2021 6:47 pm
Subject: Re: [HBCRiders] What? ANOTHER Accident?!?!

Jeff,  I am happy to know that you are not hurt badly.

Larry Denbaum

On Nov 11, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Fredric Itkin via groups.io <FBIKEWHEELS@...> wrote:


So sorry to hear of your misfortune. You might want to reach out to bicycle lawyer Daniel Flanzig so you can at the very least get your bicycle replaced and any co-pays for medical

Fredric Itkin


On Thursday, 11 November 2021, 17:18:14 GMT-5, Jeffrey Erlitz <jefferlitz@...> wrote:


Hi All,

Yours truly was hit by a car yesterday afternoon while returning from a solo ride to Glen Cove, on W Rogues Path at Oakwood Rd. I had just started to proceed east on W 11th St, WITH THE GREEN LIGHT, when a left turning car, apparently blinded by the low sun in the west (as he explained to the police), decided to plow into me. Fortunately, he hit the rear of the bicycle and not me per se. Nevertheless, down I went. He actually stopped to see if I was dead or alive and was very apologetic. Still, laying there on my back in the middle of Oakwood Road, I decided to “instruct” him on the fact that left turns must yield to straight moves through an intersection, end of discussion.

I also decided that, even though nothing specifically hurt me (I could feel my fingers and toes) I was going to “create a scene” and not move until EMS showed up. The police arrived first (there was an RMP sitting on W Rogues west of Breezy Park looking to catch speeders) and he showed up first. So I got carted off to Huntington Hospital and the police brought my bicycle home and presented same to Marie, who happened to be home. Boy, was she surprised! The police officer who initially responded checked into the ER to hand me back my ID and give me the completed accident report. I checked out okay in the ER and was discharged. I needed to ice a couple of bumps on my legs and took an Advil.

Long story short, I am fine, apparently. The bike, not so good. After thinking that only (!) the rear derailleur was damaged, I discovered today that the left seat stay had completely broken off. That is exactly where the car impacted me. I went back to the scene of the crime this afternoon and, sure enough, I found part of the left seat stay by the west curb of Oakwood Road!

Sadly, the six-year-old bike is a total loss. On the upside, I seem to be fine, which is clearly the more important of the two and I should be getting a new road bike out this.

We’ve said this a million times already. Be careful out there! Also, there really is safety in numbers (group rides).

Jeff Erlitz

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the seat tube.

Spot where the former left seat stay attached to the left chain stay.

Rear derailleur tangled between the spokes.

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