- me on my way home from class: oh man i'm gonna get so much work done let me make a to do list and get that shit done quickly and effectively i'm so pumped
- me the second i get home: nah
On a related depressing note, there were two other riders in the Bay Area killed on Sunday other than the one I witnessed. One of the guys who was also helping with CPR ended up seeing the body of one of those other riders lying on the highway later on in the day.
I hope this isn’t how things continue to go because riding season has only just begun.
Went with some other riders to revisit the spot where the rider crashed and died. Talking and joking with them was helpful. I haven’t reached the part where I get emotional though; it’ll probably hit me in a few weeks. Just really distracted and unable to focus at the moment.
I’m still wondering if anything could have been done to save him assuming he didn’t die on impact. There was just so much trauma. He bled a lot, but only through his nose. Questionable whether he was still breathing when we found him. Even was questionable if he still had a pulse when we found him; there was definitely no radial pulse and we had trouble getting to the neck because of the helmet. Blood continued to come out of his nostrils when he was ventilated. I keep thinking about how the sheriff who showed up was incompetent at using the BVM; I had to call him out on the fact that he wasn’t sealing the mask to the guy’s face at all.
It’s highly possible he was already dead when we got to him though. Another rider thinks that after the first car hit him, the second car likely ran him over. Would explain how he got so far from his bike at the collision point. Too many intangibles. Too many questions that will never be answered.
Good thing I’m on spring break. I’m not sure I could’ve handled going to class after that. I pretty much spent all day in bed yesterday.