This story is about a rider who went off of a span about 50 feet above a marsh after clipping a wheel and flipping over the wall of the bridge. Follow the link below and be sure to follow the link to the rescue video. I found this while cruising blogs linked to Carey Lowery's blog.
We met Carey in Colorado this summer as she prepared for a week of racing in Breckinridge followed by the TransRockies endurance race. In short....she's a badass!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The so-called Virginia Beach curse struck again. I spoke to Elliot Craddock, 18, who launched from the Pungo Ferry Bridge this morning after touching wheels with another cyclist. According to Virginia Beach Firefighters, Elliot fell approximately 50-60 feet. The doctors at VB General told Elliot that a fall 20 feet is considered critical, so his even surviving a 20x3 fall is incredible. Two sets of cat scans confirmed that his helmet did its job today.
http://bikevoice.blogspot.com/ complete story
http://hamptonroads.tv/hrtv.php?id=6150110 rescue video
Yet another good reason to wear your helmet!!
Oh, and don't worry about riding the BDB......