2019-09-10 at 8:43 pm #54887
I know most of you will have heard of Perry’s accident last week where he was hit by a car at a roundabout. Perry advised that he had a broken hip and had an operation last week to insert a 12″ rod inserted into his femur.
I contacted him today and he provided the below update: “I was moved to Epworth Camberwell yesterday for re-hab. Still can’t get out of bed unassisted but can get around on a frame or wheelchair. Estimated time here is 2 weeks”
He would also like to thank everyone for their thoughts, messages and calls.
I have passed on our best wishes for a speedy recovery, however should you wish to contact personally (sounds like he will have some free time for a few weeks) his mobile number is 0477 787 809
2019-09-11 at 4:55 am #54891
- This topic was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Garry Dowd.
Thanks for the update Garry.2019-09-11 at 11:47 am #54893
Thanks for posting the update Garry. For those unaware of the details I had just completed a BRL with Garry and Richard D. on Monday 2-Sept and was heading up Dent st on my way home. At the roundabout at Munro Ave. I saw a car approaching on my left and saw it slow but by the time I realized it wasn’t actually stopping it was too late. I hit the car on the front right guard, went over the bonnet and hit the road hard on my left hip.
After an agonizing ambulance ride to The Alfred I was admitted to Emergency where I was ‘stabilized’ and checked all over. I went under a general anesthetic that night and woke up with a long metal rod, two pins and several cable ties holding the top of my femur together. For a couple of days I could hardly move my leg at all and 9 days on still have limited movement.
This is my first major accident in 20+ years of cycling so can’t complain too much; certainly others have come off worse or had more accidents. Take care out there everybody and take extra care at roundabouts! Just because a car is slowing does not mean it’s going to give way!2019-09-11 at 8:17 pm #54895
Best wishes for your recovery Perry hope you are up and about soon.
You left out the important part – how is your bike 😀
Cheers Phil2019-09-11 at 9:54 pm #54902
Good luck Perry, hope the recovery goes well, and look forward to seeing you back on the bike.2019-09-12 at 11:03 pm #54918
Ouch! Makes you realise how vulnerable we are on the bike, particularly when riding alone. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Perry. Ken2019-09-15 at 12:40 am #54945
Best wishes Perry for a complete recovery. Really sorry to hear of of this incident.
Justin2019-09-16 at 7:29 am #55154
Just read about your accident and I’m really sorry to hear about your extensive injuries.
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.