With all the news of hit and run motorists crashing into bicyclists, it’s good to hear about someone in California who stopped for an injured bicyclist.
It was another cyclist.
Elizabeth Roehrs wants to locate and personally thank the woman who stopped to help her husband, Steve, after he crashed into a tree a couple of weeks ago on Cantelow Road near Vacaville.
Steve, who rides his bicycle to maintain his weight after dropping 80 pounds through exercise, was heading downhill when he approached a turn too fast. He hit the brakes, which locked up and sent him careening into a roadside tree.
A woman out for her own bike ride on that lonely road came upon him and dialed 911. Elizabeth told the Vacaville Reporter:
“She stayed with my husband to keep him stable and calm. I’m trying to locate her to extend my thanks.”
Steve broke a vertebra and 14 ribs. He also suffered a collapsed lung and torn neck ligaments. That was on Nov. 25. The doctors initially told Elizabeth that he would never walk again, but he has sensations in his toes and is able to wiggle them. He faces up to six months of rehabilitation in an effort to get him back on his feet.
The family is raising money to offset medical bills. Nearly 300 people had donated by today (Monday). Donations can be made at fundrazr.com.
You can read medical updates from Steven’s wife, Elizabeth, and well wishes from friends at the fund-raising page.