This is NOT a rider down thread, so please lets not go there Around 7:00 am this morning riding up Frankston-Dandy Rd, I was surprised at the amount of bumper to bumper traffic traveling north-bound at a snails pace. "Oh well" .. I thought, as I proceeded to filter/split through it all. Up ahead I could see blue flashing lights and assumed an accident had taken place. Southbound traffic was zero .. ( road had been blocked ). Seconds later .. this "ROAR" come from overhead, followed by a rush of wind bringing with it twigs, leaves etc. Yep a copter finding a place to land in order to transport someone to hospital. A few moments later I see a mangled mess of what looked like a fellow commuter's bike. ( Someone I see almost every 2nd day on my way to work ). I don't know the guy, except for daily nods etc.. I didn't see what good stopping would be, as he was being attended to by paramedics, and his bike was moved onto the medium strip. I'd probably be in the way. However I feel guilty not stopping to at least see how he was. I later learned he was around 52 and suffered critical head injuries. I got the usual 5-6 phone calls from family & friends fearing the worst, and the usual lecture from my wife about how dangerous riding can be. It un-nerves me a little, and gotta wonder do you guys ever get used to it? Seeing a fellow rider come undone .. do you ever think that perhaps you haven't been as careful / alert on the road as you should be? Not speculating on who's fault it is .. but does it matter? either way the rider mostly cops the brunt of any injuries. Sorry .. just felt I had to vent a little, and am genuinely concerned for the guy, hope he pulls though ok.