I got into an accident yesterday on my way to meet up with someone at the Starbucks near St. George Station. I was using Google Maps on my iPhone as my GPS to find the fastest route so I won’t be late. The accident happened while I was on Dundas Street W. trying to enter Beatrice St.
To say the truth, most of it is somewhat of a blur. All I remember is I was turning and next thing i knew I was being throw over the handlebars to oncoming traffic. First thing I did was to try to save my face as I thrust my hand forward to try and land on my palms. I got up almost immediately with people around asking me if I was okay. I was feeling disoriented with a little motion sickness; my first instinct was to pick my bike up and keep going. A woman [I think she was going for a walk with her baby] approached me and helped me move to the sidewalk from the road.
She encourage me to seat on the floor and take a breather but I told her I was fine. However, I found out that the accident caused my front brakes to lock on the wheel so I couldn’t keep biking. Not too far ahead was a couple outside their house that helped me with the brakes [turns out they weren’t too sure what they were doing, they were just trying to help 🙂]. They offered me a glass of water and talked about how they had been victims to the streetcar tracks.