It happened when we were on our way to the countryside....the missus as usual was doing the driving. The road out of town crosses Ruta 5 the main road to Buenos Aires. Just as we were approaching the junction we passed a chap on a large Honda motor bike who suddenly started to travel very slowly. We slowed down and stopped as Ruta 5 is usually a very busy road with many large lorries. When the missus saw the road was clear we were just about to pull out when we heard a strange noise behind us. We looked back and there was the same rider and his bike on the ground. I jumped out and saw he was lying motionless under his Honda bike. Straight away I told the missus she'd better phone the emergency services as something wasnt quite right. I then went to see if I could help him in any way. I was scared to move him as he was motionless and not making any noises....must admit I thought he might be a goner. Thankfully, he started to come around just as a police girl appeared....turned out she was thumbing a lift on Ruta 5 and noticed what was going on. She told us she'd radioed it in then gave me a hand to lift the bike off the bloke.
Cut a long story short. More police and an ambulance arrived. Although still a bit groggy he was adamant he was okay with just a couple of arm grazes. The chaps in the ambulance checked him over and said he was okay to go...seems they can't force you to go to hospital. He admitted to the police it was his fault for not paying attention. They took a couple of pictures, did a check on the wife's and his documents then said we could go.The bike rider wasn't young maybe late 30's. He was a hell of a nice chap and seemed more worried about Cristina as he saw she'd got a hell of a fight thinking it was her fault. Anyway half an hour after it started we shook hands and parted friends.
Thing is, I just couldn't understand why he went unconscious for a full minute or two as he had a good helmet on and didn't hit anything as far as I know. Cristina reckons he might have felt unwell which may explain why he suddenly slowed down just before we overtook him...guess we'll never know.