Tripped by Old Broad..............

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Petach, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer

    Got ya attention.

    I tripped over on an uneven pavement yesterday in Old Broad Street, London, and fell headlong into a busy road. My X100S was on a strap around my neck. My 6d with 70-300L was in my Billingham. I smashed my head on the road and was unconscious for about a minute (apparently) I am told that when I came 'round I asked someone to take a photo with the Fuji for the forum as it would make a great street shot. Always on duty!!!

    I am OK. Bruised dignity, wrenched thumb ligament and a graze with bump over my left brow, my whole body aches after 17stone of my frame hit the deck

    Importantly, no camera was hurt in this episode.
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    and the photo..... ?

    seriously Pete.... I'm getting worried about you. Are you alright?
  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Now now. Fess up. You were texting, were you??

    Seriously, glad to hear you're OK. I understand the bruised dignity. Sometimes I think I fear embarrassment more than being hurt. Glad about your cameras, too, but mostly happy that you are OK. Heal quickly.
  4. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Yikes! Out cold for a minute! That's nothing to laugh about. I hope you're feeling better and your recovery is a quick one. But where's the photo?
  5. As said, glad everything is ok. Passing out is not good.

    The added bonus of no camera damage is a blessing.
  6. Glad yer OK, Pete. But, ya know... photo, or it didn't happen :laugh1:
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Get checked out, Pete. Problems from a fall like that can surface in the days to come. Hope you are ok.
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    If you went over on a sticking up piece of paving slab or similar, you should take a picture of the offending article too, in case you need to take action against the local authority somewhere down the line.

    You may need to move quickly for this, or maybe someone could do it on your behalf. In my experience councils sometimes remove trip hazards very smartly after someone's had an accident.

  9. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Surprising how problems can surface a few days after - take it carefully & keep well
  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Had the same though as Luke. I hope you're OK. Must have a scary. I wish you well.
  11. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh dear, it happens. I'm only going to echo what the others have said, check it out as these things can fester and turn into something quite nasty!
  12. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Peter - a fall bad enough to result in concussion and unconsciousness must not be taken lightly.

    It is not too late to go to a&e, please go as soon as possible.

    You need at the very least to have a head scan to ensure there's no slow bleed.
  13. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Blimey!! - Sounds nasty, Pete. As already mentioned, being out cold for any amount of time is never a good thing so take it easy for a few days and straight to A&E if you start feeling odd.

  14. Judderman62

    Judderman62 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    agree with this ^