Bicycle injuries: Is the right-of-way fight getting ugly?
Michelle Matson has a nagging reminder of the cycling crash that could have killed her. A year and a half later, flecks of asphalt remain lodged in her skin.
There’s also the metal pole extending from her kneecap down to her ankle, along with countless screws, keeping her left leg intact.
“My body was destroyed,” said Matson, an artist living in Brooklyn. “My whole life was put on hold for months, and no one seemed to care.”