Originally Posted by not2fast
Some of you know me from rides and Ephrata cycle gatherings. On May 11 I was involved in a collison with a Jeep. I had the right of way when the jeepdriver drove into me from my right side. The outcome for me was not so good. I spent two weeks in intesive care in Phila HUP and then was then sent to Magee Rehab in Phila where I am now.
The accident has cost me my right leg above the knee and I am now a paraplegic. This is a dissapointment for a guy who has ridden for almost 40 years. I wanted to share this with the people who know me so they will know why I am not around.
The wreck distroyed my new 2012 DL650 which was a 60th birthday present to myself.
I am still around and able to communicate because of my newer HJC full face helmet and Olympia long jacket. That safety gear left the upper body totally intact and undamaged. Buy the best gear you can. It works, I can attest to that. The hospital said that jacket was the most difficult they ever had to cut apart.
So for now its rehab to get back to my new normal.
Be careful out there. and keep me in your thoughts.
12 DL650 destroyed
02 DL 1000 - For sale
99 Dr650- For Sale
Terry, you have plenty of thoughts and prayers coming your way. So many have sent them my way since my accident, I can do no less than spread the feeling. I'm sorry about your leg--I came very, very close to losing one of mine too. Hang in there, brother, and embrace the new normal. Cheers!