[BVC-CHAT] Dr. John Tanner's cycling accident last Saturday on 2818
spaceering at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 16:15:18 CDT 2009
This is all unofficial, not heard from me-because I heard it through other
possible unreliable sources.
Co-worker saw this accident happen. He had a helmet on. He just decided he
was going to make a left turn apparently and when changing to the center
lane, was hit at high speed. The speed limit on that stretch is 50- so it is
easy to imagine someone going 70. He was thrown far, landed on his leg or
something then hit his head. His helmet either flew off (maybe it was not on
tight enough)- or it cracked on the way down. He is probably going to be in
ICU a little longer. He is apparently a miracle case. Only time shall tell.
He broke a few things, do not remember what. And he is apparently a visiting
professor from LA (the state)-in the business school. Maybe if you know of
anyone that works at Mays, you can find out more specifics from them.
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Layne Westover <westover at iodp.tamu.edu>wrote:
> I have seen no one on the chat list address this topic.
> Does anyone have any more information besides what we've been able to read
> in the newspaper?
> Was he wearing a helmet?
> Thrown 100 ft? That's a third of the length of a football field. Was he
> on the shoulder (is there even a shoulder on that part of the road between
> Rio Grande and Southwood?) Was he occupying the right lane of 2818? Was he
> trying to cross the road?
> I heard that the wedding cake in the truck got messed up and they called
> off the wedding. Was the driver just not paying attention? Or maybe her
> mind was elsewhere, she did not see him, or "fill in the blank".
> Does anybody know anything else about the accident? Broken bones, head
> injury, ICU at the College Station Med....at least I hear he's talking now.
> I'm surprised no one has commented on this truck/bicycle accident. Has
> anyone heard any reliable information?
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