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Old 05-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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My friend's crash

About 5 weeks ago, my friend was in a terrible accident on his way home from work. He rides a 2012 Concours ZX14. A woman driving her SUV made a left turn in front of him as he was passing through a very busy intersection.

Result: her bumper crunched his knee against the frame/engine of his bike. His boot came off, with his lower leg still in it. He remembers trying to pick up his boot and saw his foot and lower leg still in there...

His femur broke in a few spots, and his hip/pelvis got smashed. Now he's got a long titanium rod inserted inside the bone of his femur, running its entire length. It's screwed into his hip at the top, and more bolts holding the bottom portion of his femur together. His lower leg was severed just below the knee.

The good news is that he's on the mend. It'll be a long, bumpy road but he'll get there.

I found out about his accident just a few hours before I was due to fly out of town on a business trip, so I rushed out to the news stand and picked him up 1/2 dozen motorcycle magazines to help him pass the time as he lay in his hospital bed. My wife thought that was dumb, but he's a true motorcyclist.






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Old 05-02-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Very sorry to hear this. He will need a friend. Get well soon!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Damn.

I hope he heals as well and as quickly as possible.
That is hard to look at, much less live with -

how much would you say a leg is worth to you ?

This should be asked of the guilty party with a chainsaw in your hand.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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He remembers trying to pick up his boot and saw his foot and lower leg still in there...


Holy....

Positive vibes coming your friend's way!
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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DAMN!!!!!!!! hope he heals up well, and gets a good prosthetis so he can still ride
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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Eek Holly Batman

Sorry about your friend mishaps, I wish himm speedy recovery.
So the Dr. cannot put his foot back...?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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Sucks to hear for sure. But with prothstetics now days since his leg was amputated below the knee we won't even walk with a limp and he will be able to ride again.

I have to many friends with fake limbs nowadays
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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Yeah it'll probably be several months before he's even able to put weight on a prosthetic leg, but he hopes to ride again by next summer.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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Wow just wow. Hope your friend mends quickly. Attitude is everything in a recovery like this.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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That's a helluva injury. Wishing your buddy the best, and hope he heals up good.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Yipes! Hope your friend heals up well.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #12
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What is the appropriate criminal charge for the woman who negligently hit him? Is there a vehicular assault charge in your locality?
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #13
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The accident happened in Vancouver, and apparently, the driver of the SUV has yet to be charged with anything.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #14
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That's rough, thanks for reminding us how quickly things can go wrong and how vulnerable we are on our machines...

Quick healing, and thankfully his head is ok (those are the injuries that never heal)...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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Oh man that is awful.
But decent job on the surgery.
Hope for a fast not very painful recovery.
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