Ephraim - out of hospital
3.04.08 by Buffalo Bill
Me and Selim popped down to see Ephraim, who, as you will all remember, was one of two London bicycle messengers injured by collisions with lorries in the same day, back in March. Ephraim was badly injured, and spent 24 days in hospital, but I am happy to say that he is out and on the way back.
He can walk, but it will be a while before he can ride again, so he was delighted and grateful to receive some of the money that was donated by London bicycle messengers and many Moving Target readers.
I will write up his account of the collision that damaged his leg shortly, but I want to clear up a couple of things.
Rumours had Effri running a light and then getting hit. Other rumours had Effri jumping off the pavement and then getting hit. I am not going to lie, and say that Effri has never done either of those things, but I can tell you that Effri was hit by the lorry through absolutely no fault of his own, and appears not to have contributed to the collision at all. Unless you count riding a bicycle down a straight road as ‘contributing’. The lorry was not making a left turn either, in case any of you had that as your third option.
Ephraim’s own account of the crash is here.