Oakland CRASH 10/23: Looking for a “Derrick”

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Jmal
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I was riding home from work a week ago (friday afternoon) and when I made the turn up Neville, a car first hit my front wheel and then hit my head. The guy named, Derrick, stopped and asked if I was okay and insisted he walk me and my bike home (I live a couple houses away from the crash). I was in shock and didn’t realize I had actually gotten hurt or wasn’t okay. I knew my bike was messed up, but I was too concerned for if the driver was okay (he was really traumatized that he hit a cyclist) and that I was okay. He didn’t give me any of his information and it turns out I actually had a concussion and now have post-concussive syndrome. I am having difficulty thinking without getting dizzy and nauseous along with other symptoms. It has caused me to not be able to attend classes all week.

I am trying to find Derrick. He seemed to be around 30 years old with dark hair and an eyebrow piercing. I believe he lives in Pittsburgh and seemed like a nice guy, despite the crash. I know he also rides bikes. If you are Derrick or know anyone who fits this description, I would like to find him. This means a lot to me if anyone knows him or how I may go about finding him. There were about 6 people on Neville sitting on their front porch who witnessed the crash as well.

Thank you.

Julie


mark
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my brother got hit the same place without a helmet and probably would have walked away fine had he been wearing one too, it’s a bummer to still be hearing these stories.

I would put signs up there to start off (if you haven’t already) and get a lawyer if you’re trying to get medical bills paid for (i recommend marc reisman, who i’ve used twice, his number is in an ad on the front page of bike-pgh.org) and he’ll try to get some statements from people at the houses around the accident.

good luck.


Mick
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Julie, I actually already copied your post from Craigs list missing connection. I put it in the middle of the thread “Times when you are behind the wheel and nearly hit a cyclist.”

I hope you recover soon.

Mick


maggie
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get well soon, julie. the almost exact scenario happened to me last week. starting to feel a little more normal and hopefully you will too!


erok
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good luck, get well soon!

if you need any anything, advice or whatnot, don’t be afraid to ask

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