Saturday, October 2, 2010

Man down on 7th Avenue

I passed so much crazy stuff in the city today. Most of it made me smile but this was too sad.

I took the long way home from the gym, walking to the subway at Penn Station, and happened by this just before I arrived.

Car door victim, apparently, whacked off his bike.

Lots of confusion, as he had little English. The paramedic asked a passing Asian pedestrian of she spoke Mandarin. Not much.

The paramedic seemed close to concluding he was badly shaken, but all right. She wanted to be sure.

Hopefully he's in bed by now, looked after by someone he loves.


  1. Me, too. At least he seemed to be.

    I've been in a few accidents and not always sure right away what the hell is going on with my body. "Am I OK? I'm not prepared to answer right now. Ask me in 20 minutes."

  2. I agree sometimes sprains show up after the fact. I'm sure the paramedic did all she could at the time. (Hugs)Indigo