TIMBOON'S Bryce Morden remains off work four months after he was struck from behind by a distracted driver while cycling.
He is slowly recovering from four broken ribs and a fractured vertebrae and has days when he struggles to concentrate.
But that's not his only cause of frustration.
Police have told him the person who struck him has not been charged in relation to the incident.
"When it happened I didn't like the label of being the victim of an accident but as time goes on and nothing is being done, I am feeling more like a victim," Mr Morden said.
The 39-year-old was cycling on a straight section of the Timboon-Port Campbell Road and was just three kilometres from his house when he was hit by the car.
"I can remember up to about 10 minutes before I got hit and after that nothing for four days," Mr Morden said.
Until recently he wore a back brace and was unable to drive.
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Mr Morden said he couldn't understand why the driver hadn't been charged.
"I don't have a grudge against the driver, I just want due process to happen," he said. "I don't know why things aren't progressing. I don't really care what the penalty is - that's up to the judge - but I would have thought it was pretty clear cut that the driver was negligent and caused serious injury."
Mr Morden said he was extremely grateful to his wife Joy who had been incredibly supportive.
He admitted he had difficulty accepting he had to rely on others for help during his recovery.
"Being very dependent has been a big challenge for me and those around me," he said.
Mr Morden said he had been very active before the accident.
"I was working in a really good job with a really good group of people, I was the local fire brigade captain and on the local health services board."
Getting back on the bike is a goal he won't give up on.
"It's a good activity and it was a big part of my life - I don't want to lose that," Mr Morden said.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the person involved in the accident had been interviewed and the investigation was ongoing.
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