Horrifying crash, long ride

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Horrifying crash, long ride

Durangoan survives 32 broken bones with true grit, devotion
“Every once in a while I picture myself going into the railing,” Penny Parker said. A bicycle accident in March left her with 32 broken bones and led to a two-month hospital stay. Her husband, Hans Herber, kept vigil 16 hours a day.
Penny Parker sliced her arm on a guardrail during a high-speed bicycle crash along La Posta Road (County Road 213).
“If I hadn’t had my helmet on, I would have died,” says Penny Parker, center. She fractured her skull in two places in a bicycle wreck March 21, and suffered 32 broken bones in all. Parker revisits the site of the crash for the first time with her husband, Hans Herber, left, and riding partner, Lori Peterson.
“Her bike was actually flipped over the guardrail,” says Lori Peterson, who was riding with Penny Parker when her friend crashed along La Posta Road. Despite destroying one bike (foreground), Parker vows to ride again with a new bike (background).
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For more on Penny Parker’s story, visit the Caring Bridge website maintained by her husband, Hans Herber. For more information, visit to www.caringbridge.org. Where it says “enter site name,” type in “pennyparker.”

Horrifying crash, long ride

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“Every once in a while I picture myself going into the railing,” Penny Parker said. A bicycle accident in March left her with 32 broken bones and led to a two-month hospital stay. Her husband, Hans Herber, kept vigil 16 hours a day.
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Penny Parker sliced her arm on a guardrail during a high-speed bicycle crash along La Posta Road (County Road 213).
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“If I hadn’t had my helmet on, I would have died,” says Penny Parker, center. She fractured her skull in two places in a bicycle wreck March 21, and suffered 32 broken bones in all. Parker revisits the site of the crash for the first time with her husband, Hans Herber, left, and riding partner, Lori Peterson.
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“Her bike was actually flipped over the guardrail,” says Lori Peterson, who was riding with Penny Parker when her friend crashed along La Posta Road. Despite destroying one bike (foreground), Parker vows to ride again with a new bike (background).
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