Yesterday I broke my elbow joint. This is what happened.
As usual I rode home from school on my bike. I was going at a speed of about 35km/h or ~20 mph, pretty fast, as always. About 1km away from home, infront of the village where I live I was about to overtake a girl. We drive on the right here in Holland so when we overtake someone we pass someone on the left. This girl (14-15 y/o) was riding on the left however, so I had to pass her on the right. When I got closer, about a metre away from her she suddenly steered back to the right! Trying not to hit her I steered to the right as well, while hitting the brakes fully. This happened in a corner too, I was going too fast to prevent something happening, so I drove up the ramp that separates the main road from the road for cyclists, as shown in this picture.
I got catapulted off my bike and landed on my elbow and the side. My side is bruised and my elbow joint is broken. That last thing hurts like hell >_< Fortunately there was no traffic in the opposite direction so I didn't get hit by a car as well.
Now I look like this:
Both me and the girl were wrong. I shouldn't have passed her on the right, but she shouldn't have ridden on the left. What's so stupid is, she heard I fell off my bike onto the road and she didn't turn around to see if I was ok, she rode on home and didn't come to check on me at all! That's a good example of antisocial behaviour. Many people came to look quickly and a few people had stopped their cars to help me. Someone dialed 112 (in Holland, equivalent of 911) and within a short 10 minutes there were policemen and an ambulance. My mother and brother had been alerted by some girls that had went to my place so they got there right after the ambulance and police dudes were there. The ambulance personnel lifted me on a stretcher and drove me and my brother to the hospital.
In the hospital I got treated quite quickly. They took some X-Ray photos of my shoulder, neck and elbow. A sexy nurse helped me all the time . When my photos were being looked at by physicians they told me I had a ''radiuskop fractuur'', which comes down to a broken elbow joint. I needed to get bandages and shit, which I have to wear for the next 6 weeks. That sexy nurse put them on slowly and gently...mmmm...Damn she was fine
Well, now I'm at home because this shit hurts too much to go to school with. Just felt like sharing this with y'all.