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As a pedestrian I was nearly killed while crossing at an intersection that was very well lit and had 4-way stop signs and crosswalks. I hit my head hard.Due to an excellent surgeon who told my husband that he didn't know if I'd live or die - that we'd find out in the next day or so- I am here writing. I spent days in an induced coma and intensive care, 2 weeks of hospital rehab. and 4 months total medical leave. A year later I began having seizures, most likely due to scar tissue on my brain from 2 surgeries. Now I'm on some very heavy medication but I'm back working and enjoying after-work pursuits and I'd say doing ok thanks to many doctors, nurses, therapists, husband,family, friends, co-workers and pets. Never so much as an apology from the driver who hit me, but that's his problem I guess.I've been motorist, bicylist and pedestrian but no longer drive of course. The horror stories I've read about bicycle-motorist accidents scare me. I won't cycle but I walk a lot. I've also witnessed a lot of animosity between pedestrians and motorists. Let's all be empathic please.
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