Trike rider struck in Thailand
Trike Asylum reader and overland triker Steven Telck will be trike touring later this year in Thailand. He is part of a small group of enthusiastic cyclists who tour together. He explains about a group friend who was hit recently while on his recumbent trike:
“One of our team riders, who is recovering from an injury, was hit while touring in Thailand and doing his charity work. Seems a driver was impatient, and decided to pass on the safety margin, and hit his rear wheel and flipped him over. New rear wheel, and a little time for a hairline crack to a collar bone, and he will be cycling with us again this coming November. He has nearly no use in his right arm after his stroke and his right leg is down to 80% strength.”
PHOTOS AT ACCIDENT SCENE:
This is sad: Here a man is doing charity work using his tricycle, and an impatient auto driver takes him out on an open straight road with little traffic and a large shoulder in clear sunny weather! I do hope the driver was identified and appropriately penalized for causing this unnecessary accident. Hopefully also this cyclist’s financial outlays were paid for by the person responsible! Always be very attentive to the car traffic behind you while triking, even in these “perfect” riding conditions – assume nothing.