Randy Shaver bike accident: KARE 11 anchor breaks arm, bruises face in crash [PHOTO]

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Twin Cities TV anchors have had a tough time with their bikes this summer.
SEE ALSO: WCCO anchor Mike Binkley's bike stolen during Bike Walk to Work Day

Randy Shaver is off the air indefinitely after breaking his arm and bruising his handsome face in a Tuesday morning bike accident.

Shaver, a KARE 11 TV personality since 1983, usually goes for a three-mile run each morning. But yesterday he decided to change his routine and go for his first bike ride of the season. It turned out to be a regrettable choice.

From KARE:
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.
So Randy wasn't biking too fast and crashed only because he wanted to avoid the teen at all costs? What a hero! (Kidding aside, we wish him a speedy recovery.)

Shaver walked home and was taken to the hospital. KARE reports that he shouldn't need surgery on his left arm, which is broken near the elbow, but there is no timeframe for his return to TV.

Courtesy of KARE, here's a photo of Shaver after his accident:

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If you'd like to wish Randy well while he's recovering, you can do so at KARE 11's Facebook page.

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Last Saturday August 11, I was in a bike accident also.  I came down a steep hill on a 3 wheel bike, going too fast and could not brake fast enough.  I flew off the bike and also hit the pavement face first and was dazed.  A couple of people came to my rescue and called 911.  My face was scunned up, my shoulder also.  I also have a bruise on my left thigh.  My left elbow bone was separated and my left wrist broke.  I saw the orthopedic surgeon this last Monday and they did another xray.  He told me I needed surgery, which I had Wednesday August 15. at Woodwinds.  The Doctor wired my elbow together and put a screw in my wrist, so now I also have a splint on my left arm and it is in a sling, just like yours.  When it rains it pours.  Ellie


DON'T HIDE RANDY- YOUR THE RAEL DEAL! The news is about things that happen in real life, I think it would be a good thing for Randy to get back to his job, scraped up with a sling to show people that things can happen to anyone at anytime- not just to the "other people" in the news stories


No word on whether he was wearing a helmet

Blaine Garrett
Blaine Garrett

Between opening car doors, parked cars blocking the view, and people just hanging out, right side bike lanes are more dangerous than center lanes.

Courtney Klos
Courtney Klos

oh noes! He won't look pretty for the nightly news!

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