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How to Mentally Recover After Being Injured in a Bicycle Accident

Anyone who has been through a bicycle accident will often tell you that physically recovering from the injuries is sometimes easier than mentally recovering. After a traumatic even, such as a serious bicycle accident, there are a lot of emotional scars left behind. Here are some tips from riders who have been through it all to help you recover your form, both physically and mentally. Three Tips to Promote Mental Recovery After a Bicycle Accident Understanding – After a serious injury, you can’t be as active as you were before, at least not for a while. This is extremely hard for those of us who were once very active, and rode every day. Actually, it’s extremely hard for anyone. Even people who don’t ride nearly as often or workout daily often don’t understand just how active they were until they can’t be. This kind of sedentary lifestyle can seriously bum…
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What to do if You are in a Bicycle Car Accident

Having a run in with a motor vehicle while on your bicycle can be a scary experience for anyone. It’s often emotionally damaging as well as physically harmful. There were approximately 48,000 bicycle injuries in 2013. Of those involved, 743 were killed. It is important to know the risk involved when riding a bicycle before hitting the road, but in the event that you are in a bicycle/motor vehicle accident, this is what you should do. Stay calm – The first reaction for a lot of people just after an accident occurs is relief that you weren’t killed. Don’t let this “happy to be alive” thing cloud your mind. Call the police – No matter how small the accident itself may seem, call the police. A police report can be very beneficial later on. Gather information – After calling the police, make sure to take down the information of the…
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San Diego Cyclist Hit By Wrong-Way Driver Adjusts to Paralysis

In August 2014, avid cyclist Juan Carlos Viñolo was hit by a car traveling the wrong way on Fiesta Island. Viñolo’s shoulder smashed into the car’s windshield and his legs whipped over his head and onto the roof of the vehicle. He dislocated a clavicle, broke eight ribs and cut his hands. He lost a kidney, damaged his liver, lungs and spleen. His spine was severed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Recovering from a Traumatic Cycling Accident Today, nearly a year later, he’s adjusting to life as a paraplegic. His wife has been pushing him hard to adjust to his new life, and he’s received much support from the San Diego cycling community. A week after the crash, hundreds of other people, including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, rode around Fiesta Island in support of the Viñolo family. Many of them donated to a charity drive that has raised…
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