GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - KARE 11 News anchor Randy Shaver took a face plant Tuesday.
A really, good face plant.
While biking Tuesday morning, Randy came around a curve and nearly hit a teenage boy. He reacted by slamming on his brakes causing him to go over his handlebars.
Randy tells us he usually goes for a three-mile run in the morning. Today, he decided to change things up a bit and ride his bike on a nearby trail, his first bike ride in about a year and a half. Randy says he was going at a good clip, not too fast though, when he came around a corner and saw the teen stopped right in front of him.
At that point, Randy said he had two choices; hit the boy or hit his brakes. Randy got on his brakes as hard as possible, while he didn't hit the teen, the momentum carried him over the handlebars. He landed face-first on the pavement and was stunned for about 10 seconds.
At that point, Randy says he realized what had happened; his left arm was broken and his face bleeding.
The teen wasn't hurt.
Randy walked his bike home and got a ride to the hospital. A CT scan showed no concussion. The break in his left arm happened near the elbow, but he doesn't think surgery is needed.
Right now, Randy says he aches all over, including his legs from hitting the handle bars.
We are not sure when he'll be back on the air but we do wish him a speedy recovery.
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