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Jordan Rapp injured cycling

Written by: Dan Empfield
Date: Wed Mar 24 2010

2:08pm update: The CHP reports it's a driver's side collision, so, the vehicle in the accident will have suffered a driver's side broken window and, possibly, body damage to the left side of the vehicle. The accident occurred at Latitude 34.18114, Longitude -119.04414, which can be located by typing coordinates here. The vehicle entered the main roadway from a short side street terminating at a strawberry farm. The accident happened at 5:40pm, the farm ceases work at 5:30pm according to Jordan's wife Jill Savege, this from conversations with the CHP. This seems to be the lead the CHP is most ardently following.

Professional triathlete Jordan Rapp was struck by a car while riding his bicycle yesterday evening. He was rushed to and remains at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California.

According to his wife, Jill Savege, Rapp suffered numerous broken bones including his clavicle and scapula, as well as contusions and lacerations about the head and neck. His doctor reports, according to Savege, that Rapp lost between two and three liters of blood as a result of the accident. He remains in the intensive care unit.

The accident occurred at roughly 5:40pm on Tuesday, the 23rd of March. There were no witnesses. Broken tinted glass at the scene is consistent with a side-impact collision with a vehicle. California Highway Patrol officer Frank Paramo said the accident is "consistent with a left hand turn" made in front of an oncoming cyclist.

Rapp remains sedated and on a ventilator though doctors say, according to Savege, that a ventilator is not mandatory for Rapp to breathe. Rapp's brain function is normal, and there is no indication of nerve or spinal cord injury.

Officer Paramo suspects a commuting "farm worker" made a left-hand turn into oncoming traffic. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lewis Road and Old Lewis Road in the Los Angeles County area of Oxnard.


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Get well soon! 1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Wolfgang, Apr 7 2010 1:05AM

Best wishes for a swift recovery!

Jordan's accident 4 out of 5 stars

Quickly recover !!

Reviewed by: Johan Schimmel, Apr 1 2010 12:28PM

Get well soon Jordan, everything in your character and spirit will make that happen!

Jordan - Recover quickly and well. 5 out of 5 stars


Reviewed by: Christian Rollino, Mar 31 2010 5:18PM

Jordan is a special inspiration to triathletes still honing skills in their 20's with his meticulous training and balanced lifestyle. Hope he recovers well and to see him competing again soon. Go Rapp!

Bravo Bob 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Austin Horn, Mar 31 2010 1:50PM

Wow Bob, you are a Saint. I had no idea such altruism even existed. You can feel sympathy for a mortally wounded individual, EVEN THOUGH they have a different political standing than your own. Give youself a pat on the back... you deserve it.

Get well Rappstar.

Prayer 5 out of 5 stars

Praying for Jordan

Reviewed by: Bob McCartney, Mar 30 2010 9:00AM

As one of the "posters" who complained about the political nature of the first article, I want to say that I am praying for Jordan's complete recovery. We can disagree on a lot of things, but I'm seriously praying that Jordan is back on his feet soon. Regardless of our divergent views on politics, triathletes all want the best for our fellow athletes. Get well soon.

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