Bicyclist hit at intersection of Linc...

Bicyclist hit at intersection of Lincoln and Washington Blvd

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Andrew Worley

Mclean, VA

#1 Jun 8, 2009
This morning, Monday June 8, 2009, a male bicyclist was hit by a mid-size work truck going approximately 50 mph and trying to beat the red light while going southbound on Lincoln Blvd. The bicyclist was crossing the intersection headed westbound on Washington. It appeared the bicyclist assumed the crosswalk singal would next turn to "Walk" and continued into the crosswalk prematurely at a high rate of speed. The truck was accelerating at the time of impact and the bicyclist flew approximately 5-7 ft in the air and 100 ft, from the northern end of the intersection to the southern end. The truck's view of the interstecting bicyclist was impaired due to the high number of cars stopped and waiting in the two left turn lanes. I do not yet know if the cyclist survived but based on my complete eyewitness of the incident, I don't think there's a chance. Did anyone else see the accident? Do you have anything to add, i.e., the status of the bicyclist?
Jody Kennedy

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 9, 2009
I was in the left turn lane on Lincoln Blvd ~ turning east onto Washington when the accident occurred. Would like to know if the bicyclist survived. I agree with Andrew, from what I saw, not very hopeful that he did.
Erica Brookhart


#3 Jul 31, 2009
The cyclist is alive and well. His name is Tom Bry and he is currently rehabilitating his leg (the worst injury.) He was wearing a helmet which saved his life. We are happy that he will make a full recovery!
Jody Kennedy

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jul 31, 2009
Erica Brookhart wrote:
The cyclist is alive and well. His name is Tom Bry and he is currently rehabilitating his leg (the worst injury.) He was wearing a helmet which saved his life. We are happy that he will make a full recovery!
Erica, Thanks so much for the update. So glad Tom is alive and will recover. I am happily surprised. Have thought of him almost everyday since the accident. Thanks again.

Sylmar, CA

#5 Aug 4, 2009
Hello everybody, I am the cyclist who was in the accident on June 8. I know Erica responded to let you know that I survived the accident and that I'm out of the hospital and recovering at home. But I wanted to post and thank you for blogging about my accident. I don't remember anything from the time of impact until being in the ambulance strapped into the gurney. I think I must have been in severe shock, and reading your account of the accident has given me some much needed perspective on just how grievous this accident was.

After reading this account of the accident, and seeing pictures of my bike I feel extremely fortunate to be alive and escape with only the injuries I sustained. I was severely injured, but my brain, spine and internal organs all managed to avoid serious injury and I am so grateful for that.

Thanks again for the posts, and as noted, please be careful out there. If you're going to get on a bicycle, please put on a helmet. It saved my life.

Dublin, Ireland

#6 Sep 9, 2009
wow Glad your ok Tom freaky reading these blogs your so lucky to be alive, luv ed, isn't Camille a sweety

Camarillo, CA

#7 Apr 16, 2013

Goleta, CA

#8 Apr 7, 2014
I was the first person in the left turn lane that morning. I got out, organized someone to direct traffic, call an ambulance ... I have constant nightmares about this event five years later

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