Our host and primary author broke 5 ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident. He is currently hospitalized. He was awake and conscious enough to be able to send me that information. I don’t have anything else right now.
Here is to quick recovery and the fact you did not leave thy brains all over the place.
Get well soon and sue the asphalt!
7 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and a bruised lung. I was lucky that the lung didn’t collapse or get punctured. They had me in the ICU for almost 24 hours. The guy in the next room didn’t make it this morning. I guess it could have been worse.
We were riding along route 98 getting ready to turn left to cross the bridge to Navarre beach. Traffic was stopped at the light.
Construction was under way, and the turn lane had had the blacktop ground down, ready to be resurfaced. There was a lip in the road top which I was watching.
What I didn’t see were the craters under the old blacktop, and my front tire dropped into a valley that wouldn’t let the wheel turn. The bike wrenched down, hard. On me.
It was nice that almost instantly there were a half dozen people around helping. One guy lifted the bike off my leg. A waitress from Waffle House put a towel under my head as a pillow.
I had only been going 10 MPH coming up to the light. I think that going either slower or faster would have let me keep control.
I didn’t do an inspection of the bike but it looks like it’s OK other than the windscreen which was busted up. Maybe there’s more wrong but that will have to wait.
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