Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

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Wanchese Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky
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I knew this was coming but couldn't bear to watch. I dropped the camera from my eye to 'ready' position, but my damn finger kept pressing the shutter. Didn't look at the photos until after the ambulance had left and the investigating occifer asked if there were pictures.

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Re: Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

Did the police confiscate or borrow your memory card?

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Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
Re: Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

No. I have a very good relationship with them and they knew they only had to ask. I emailed files to them last night after off loading the memory card.

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joaquin100 Senior Member • Posts: 1,676
Re: Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

What a picture! i am sure the Guy will treasure this Pic. even if it shows only his back.

I was hit by a Car just like that and i wish i had a pic like this from it… my Bike flew away, myself in other direction etc. i was  shocked i did not call the Police and at the end we could no fill up the Accident paper work cos the Car Driver had not the glasses with her…not wonder why she did not see me..

Back to your Pic. i think you got it in the best moment unfortunately from the Back…….i redo would´nt hurt maybe

Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
Re: Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

Brudda', took me seven years and over a million snaps to get that (not that I wanted it). As he spun though, he did turn towards the camera.

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A Owens Senior Member • Posts: 2,672
Re: Wishn' I Hadn't Gotten Lucky

My goodness. You were in the right place at the right time and well done for getting the shot. But is the young man ok? By the look of the trajectory of his bag he has been hit pretty hard and is about to have a hard landing. I hope he is OK.

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Richard D Jacobs Senior Member • Posts: 1,760
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How serious were his injuries?

How long did it take for an ambulance to arrive?

Were you able to provide  first aid?

Richard

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Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
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I haven't heard the condition of the cyclist. He was comatose for most of the 20 mins. it took for the paramedics to arrive.

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If you wish you hadn't gotten lucky, why did you post this picture on DPR? Seems a little disingenuous.

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,069
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If he survives (hopefully) your pics could be worth some BIG dollars in a suit if filed.

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Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
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The rider is in stable condition.

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Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
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Damn. You are correct. If I hadn't posted the photo, this wouldn't have occurred.

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Tony Beach Veteran Member • Posts: 7,400
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When I ride death rides alongside me on my left shoulder, whenever a car passes me I hear it whisper "feel lucky to be a little older."

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What were you photographing when this scene unfolded before your eyes?  Thanks!

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JF69 Contributing Member • Posts: 789
he was taking pics of……

Ernie Misner wrote:

What were you photographing when this scene unfolded before your eyes? Thanks!

Ernie, the person you were replying to (Tony) must have been taking pics of Death itself, see for yourself:

Tony Beach wrote:

When I ride death rides alongside me on my left shoulder, whenever a car passes me I hear it whisper "feel lucky to be a little older."

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Hope the cyclist makes a full recovery! (nt)

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xtm Senior Member • Posts: 1,035
Re: Hope the cyclist makes a full recovery! (nt)

I hope dude's ok... praying for his fast recovery

PS- great pic, fugly watermark

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Wanchese OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,441
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Thanks! Glad you don't like it. (the watermark)

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Re: Hope the cyclist makes a full recovery! (nt)
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I'm a cyclist and have been hit by a car but fortunately it wasn't bad, just totaled a $500 wheel. It's really difficult riding around cars, they never want to give you space and some feel that you don't belong on the streets anyway. We have to watch for people opening driver doors, coming out of parking lots, driveways, making turns or just changing lanes. I also ride a motorcycle but when I ride my radar is on high alert all the time.

I hope the guy was eventually ok, it really sucks when you bike to stay in shape and then get hurt while doing it.

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