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02-19-2014 06:31 PM
Melina Sorry guys, I'm still here, alive. I'm out of the hospital, after having been there for a month. I'm waiting on a skin graft...Until then, I've been having surgeries on my foot every other day Pretty darn awful
01-19-2014 11:04 PM
trcy
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Also, I have almost hit people and have almost been hit by cars when walking at night. Unless you are wearing highly reflective clothing, you are very difficult to see, no matter how many light sources are around you. For this reason Rafi has a reflective leash and reflective collar for night walks and I have all kinds of reflective stuff.
This is so true. Just the other night I almost hit this guy running across a four lane street at night in very dark clothes. I stopped when he was about 20 feet from me. The speed limit is 50mph. The scary part is I didn't even recognize him as a person. I just saw movement, slowed, realized it was a person and the hit the brakes. I didn't have to come to a complete stop because he was running and didn't stop or look.

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Part three, and the happiest part of this threat...I'm engaged to the most loving, supportive, amazing man I've ever met and could not be happier. I love him whole-heartedly, and wouldn't trade him for everything I've been through. He's incredible in every way, and the best thing that's ever come into my life....

congratulations!!
01-19-2014 11:02 PM
KZoppa How you doing Melina? Any updates?
01-19-2014 10:33 PM
middleofnowhere So is the OP on the mend? Update?
01-09-2014 12:18 PM
Montu
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I was 5 feet from the sidewalk...I was technically in the street, but he was driving too fast its been determined. We're seeking legal aid for compensation.
So sorry to hear, I hope legal council can help recoup your damages.

The driver did have valid insurance right?
01-09-2014 11:16 AM
middleofnowhere Glad you're on the mend. But OUCH!!!

Your camera equipment might be covered under your homeowners. If you file a claim with them, they will then go after the driver as I understand it.

For the future - invest in some highly visible gear for yourself. My favorite company went out of business a few years back but bike gear is a good source for visible & reflective clothing. I recently picked up a like new bike vest and a cannondale jacket - both black and yellow with many reflective parts. Hard to miss day or night. When I drive at night I try to make sure a reflective jacket or vest is with me because if I run into car trouble at night and need to get out along side the road I want to be seen.
01-09-2014 10:58 AM
Liesje How awful! I hope you are fully compensated for medical AND your gear!!
01-08-2014 03:30 PM
Melina I was 5 feet from the sidewalk...I was technically in the street, but he was driving too fast its been determined. We're seeking legal aid for compensation.
01-08-2014 06:37 AM
ksotto333 I hope you heal swiftly. Even with ambient lighting if you are dressed in dark clothing, non reflective it is difficult to see people. We have many joggers in our part of town that insist on running in the street (sidewalks are available)in the dark, they are so hard to see. I don't know how you were dressed or where you were standing, just saying what I see often here, and the reality of it.
01-08-2014 03:22 AM
Syaoransbear Glad to hear you are on the mend. I'm a little confused though, did he drive up on the sidewalk or something?
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