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RumiDude
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PostWed Dec 23, 2020 8:17 pm 
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A man in his 60s was struck by a falling tree Tuesday as he rode his bicycle inside Olympic National Park. His injuries, described by a paramedic as traumatic, were severe enough that rescuers decided the best course of action was to call in a Life Flight helicopter rather than try to move him.

If you have FB, there is more info here.

The man was both very unlucky and very lucky. Unlucky in that the tree happened to fall on him as he rode by. Lucky in that it didn't kill him.

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PostSat Dec 26, 2020 3:19 pm 
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The photo of the flattened bike is crazy. Hope he recovers fast and well.
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PostSat Dec 26, 2020 7:07 pm 
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zimmertr wrote:
The photo of the flattened bike is crazy. Hope he recovers fast and well.

I have not been able to find any update on this. It sounds like he at the very least had a broken arm and leg. But like you seeing how that log is laying on his bike, it is hard to fathom how he escaped a fatal injury.

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PostSat Dec 26, 2020 7:40 pm 
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It looks like the road cut probably saved him.  There's a bit of a gap in the photo between the tree and the road.  And, if the road was soft, that helps.

The park folks should cut the tree up for firewood (it looks like a dead maple) and deliver it to the biker so he can get restitution and revenge.

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PostTue Dec 29, 2020 12:07 am 
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I was hiking at Snow Lake and witnessed a tree fall not far from me. It was much larger than the tree in this photo and happened just as fast as I figured out what was going on. If it had headed toward me I don't think I could have jumped out of the way at all. Kinda spooked me as it wasn't windy or wet soil or anything that I would image would make a tree fall over.

I wish this biker a speedy recovery, and cheers to those that helped him out of there.
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PostTue Dec 29, 2020 12:17 am 
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Makes one think that "It wasn't his time to go" is actually an accurate ascertain.

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