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Michael Milton in hospital after bike crash

By johnboy 6 October 2010 23

The Canberra Times informs us that one of the most revered Canberrans, Michael Milton is recovering in hospital after running his bicycle into a garbage truck.

Canberra Paralympian Michael Milton is recovering in hospital with spinal, shoulder and rib fractures after a cycling accident in Dickson last week.

The five-time Paralympian lost control of his bike along Cowper Street and collided with a garbage truck last Friday.

Milton spent the long weekend in Canberra Hospital in a stable condition, but had no memory of what had caused the accident.

Here’s hoping he’s back on his foot soon.


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KB1971 12:35 pm 08 Oct 10

astrojax said :

a major external factor interrupts your progress

like, a large slow garbarge truck, that was in your forward vision for some time..? al’s reason is much more plausible and there sheets the blame rightly at the inadequate driving of the bus operator. i just thought that the article didn’t, as so many reports of driver failure in reports on collisions don’t, attribute appropriate repsonsibility. we too often get ‘the car lost control’ or such phrasing. take it on the chin, michael.

Maybe he was rounding a bend, avoiding a dog, watching a magpie???

Why does he have to take it on the chin? He wasnt winging? (& hasnt been on the cycle forums for thet matter either).

astrojax 12:14 pm 08 Oct 10

a major external factor interrupts your progress

like, a large slow garbarge truck, that was in your forward vision for some time..? al’s reason is much more plausible and there sheets the blame rightly at the inadequate driving of the bus operator. i just thought that the article didn’t, as so many reports of driver failure in reports on collisions don’t, attribute appropriate repsonsibility. we too often get ‘the car lost control’ or such phrasing. take it on the chin, michael.

Holden Caulfield 11:52 am 08 Oct 10

OH NOES!!! He must have been speeding. Won’t somebody think of the children. ZOMG that’s near a school too. Michael Milton is the devil himself!!!

Gungahlin Al 11:44 am 08 Oct 10

astrojax said :

how does one ‘lose control of a cycle and crash into a garbage truck’? on cowper street?? perhaps ‘rode recklessly and crashed…’ would be closer to the mark? let’s sheet the blame where it belongs here.

I dunno. I got the shirt scared out of me on Tuesday morning when an ACTION bus on Flemington passed just 300mm from my handlebar and almost lost control.

And when I mentioned to the driver at the traffic lights that I though he had passed ‘just a bit’ too close, he said “I didn’t even see you.” (Note: no ‘sorry’.) Despite having my rear light flashing away epileptically, and it being broad daylight. No doubt ACTION’s James Roncon would again just say “the video footage from the bus does not accord with your interpretation of the incident.”

georgesgenitals 10:35 am 08 Oct 10

astrojax said :

how does one ‘lose control of a cycle and crash into a garbage truck’? on cowper street?? perhaps ‘rode recklessly and crashed…’ would be closer to the mark? let’s sheet the blame where it belongs here.

One loses control of a bicycle the same as one loses control of anything: a major external factor interrupts your progress, or you make a mistake.

astrojax 10:11 am 08 Oct 10

how does one ‘lose control of a cycle and crash into a garbage truck’? on cowper street?? perhaps ‘rode recklessly and crashed…’ would be closer to the mark? let’s sheet the blame where it belongs here.

Captain RAAF 9:28 am 08 Oct 10

Probably not paying attention whilst riding due to taking a swig of Canberra Milk because he he he he he hee’s a Canberra Milk kid!

PBO 8:48 am 08 Oct 10

I applaud his skiing style, but i think that he is just being a smart ass by riding a bike and thats what he gets.

Chop71 1:57 pm 06 Oct 10

He got the death wobbles after his missing foot slipped out of the peddals

jennybel75 1:48 pm 06 Oct 10

H1ng0 said:

jennybel75 said :

“@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish? Genuine question as I have no knowledge of the incident other than what’s been reported.”

I GET TEH JOEKS!!!!

Apparently I don’t until after I’ve posted. Oh well, at least it’s given you all someone to laugh at for the day.

H1NG0 1:23 pm 06 Oct 10

jennybel75 said :

@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish? Genuine question as I have no knowledge of the incident other than what’s been reported.

I GET TEH JOEKS!!!!

georgesgenitals 12:34 pm 06 Oct 10

Tooks said :

jennybel75 said :

@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish? Genuine question as I have no knowledge of the incident other than what’s been reported.

Um, I may be wrong, but I think that was just a joke. Garbage truck…rubbish…get it?

I giggled about it until I saw the other comments.

KB1971 12:30 pm 06 Oct 10

vg said :

“one of the most revered Canberrans”

Many people’s experience is to the contrary. Don’t suddenly become a good bloke because you’re without a leg

Why bring this up when he has had an accident? Is it really relevant?

KB1971 12:23 pm 06 Oct 10

Solidarity said :

I wonder if you can get 3rd Party Property insurance for a treddly.

You can get public liability insurance with Pedal Power, covers you if you cause an accident.

Holden Caulfield 12:21 pm 06 Oct 10

jennybel75 said :

@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish?

The part poor old Milton crashed into I suspect. 😉

Tooks 12:05 pm 06 Oct 10

jennybel75 said :

@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish? Genuine question as I have no knowledge of the incident other than what’s been reported.

Um, I may be wrong, but I think that was just a joke. Garbage truck…rubbish…get it?

johnboy 11:38 am 06 Oct 10

I make no judgment as to whether reverence is warranted.

vg 11:37 am 06 Oct 10

“one of the most revered Canberrans”

Many people’s experience is to the contrary. Don’t suddenly become a good bloke because you’re without a leg

Gungahlin Al 11:35 am 06 Oct 10

Holden Caulfield said :

“Milton spent the long weekend in Canberra Hospital in a stable condition, but had no memory of what had caused the accident.”

That’s rubbish!

Why exactly HC?

I vividly recall remembering nothing of a bike stack I had as a teenager. From the first wobble to being sprawled on the road after, busted and broken – nothing in between. It happens. Big bangs and electrical surges in the brain I put it down to.

jennybel75 11:30 am 06 Oct 10

@Holden Caufield – which part of that statement is rubbish? Genuine question as I have no knowledge of the incident other than what’s been reported.

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