His voice on the line was uncharacteristically shaky.
“Johnâ€¦It was badâ€¦It was really badâ€¦The car crushed him…I was driving through the park and saw the whole thing.”
Brad is one of many local cyclists who have benefited from the unparalleled ‘fury’ of modern-day trauma care.
Brad Swope’s Story from UofL Health Care on Vimeo.
The good news is that our community has a Level 1 trauma center.
The bad news is that–as a result of inattentive drivers–too many cyclists require their services.
2 replies on “CW: A health care triumph worthy of a shout-out”
I have a friend her in Indiana PA that has been injured by cars twice. Once from behind resulting in a ride across the hood into the windshield and a broken Femur. The other resulted from a car stopping short in front of him and turning off the road. Somehow managed to run over his arm and his bike.
It is crazy out there. I have been struck twice, once by a police car. A teammate of mine was killed 2 years ago. Two other teammates were nearly killed. And countless others in the cycling community have been seriously injured by bike-car collisions. The driver of the car is nearly always unscathed.
Paradoxically, as technology makes our lives 'easier' this problem will only worsen. Sad, but true.