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Monday, April 25, 2016

Dr. Savage Shares Cycling Accident Experience with Austin Media

What started out as a routine bike ride last month for Dr. David Savage took a dangerous, unexpected turn when a pick up truck swerved into the bike lane and hit him.

"I heard the impact before I felt it and it was a horrible noise. The bumper of the truck hit the back wheel of my bike first and then it just disintegrated," Dr. Savage shared with Fox 7.

He's got many broken bones to heal, but he's grateful to be alive.

As an avid cyclist, he was doing everything right - riding in the designated bike lane, wearing bright colors and a helmet, and weather conditions were perfect.

But police reports indicate the driver of the truck may have been distracted.

Ironically as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Savage has treated many cyclists for injuries and accidents, but he never though he'd be on the receiving end.

The purpose of him sharing his experience - create awareness around distracted driving and local cyclists.

Dr. Savage also penned an Op Ed that appeared in the Austin American Statesman. You can read it here.

You can watch Dr. Savage's entire Fox 7 interview here.

April also happens to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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