Canadians DOWN in Santa Barbara, CA

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by hankgs, May 31, 2013.

  1. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    On May 29th, a husband and wife from Toronto Canada, were riding their cruiser two up on a straight, two lane frontage road that runs along U.S.101 in Santa Barbara.
    Some under the influence fuck, went over the double yellow and took the 60-something year old couple out. Both lost their left legs and I believe the woman may have lost her left arm.
    These people had NO CHANCE or options...

    I am looking into finding out what we can do to help this couple out- stay tuned...
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  2. AMEretired

    AMEretired Been here awhile

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    Another needless tragedy. Thanks for looking into this further. I will, as requested , stay tuned.
    Mike
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  3. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    That really sucks, I have heard nothing about that up here, but I am not a big news man either.
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  4. Hollyr

    Hollyr Vesterislendingur

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    Thanks for letting us know. I'll be watching for more news.
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  5. blitzkreig

    blitzkreig Been here awhile

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    let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
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  6. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Mr. & Mrs. Atwood are recovering at:
    Santa Barbara
    Cottage Hospital
    400 West Pueblo Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    They have family visiting from Canada until their release. Mr. Atwood told me he has been riding motorcycles for 40 years, and never experienced an accident. Unfortunately, this was quite a devastating incident.
    I'm sure cards would be appreciated.

    Firefighters got together and donated a few nice dinners at some Santa Barbara eateries for the Atwood's visiting family from Canada.
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  7. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    thanks for updating us on this.
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  8. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    The Atwood's are flying out of Santa Barbara via LAX to Toronto, Sunday AM 6-9-13. They still are on the road to recovery, but sound like they are in good spirits and ready to get back to the Great White North.
    Their sons and wives were able to spend the last week with them here in SB.
    All the best to the Atwood's and their road to recovery...
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  9. AirforceGSRider244

    AirforceGSRider244 Hardcore adventurer

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    what a needless tradgedy... :becca :baldy that UNDER THE INFLUENCE FUCK :asshat needs to pay for what he did. the courts are not enough to replace the loss this couple has recieved. [​IMG] if you can get this couples address in canada i would gladly send them anything to help them out. that is so sad. and just pisses me off to no end when i hear about people like that.

    Glad to here theyre alive at least and theyre recovering back home with theyre families... keep on trucking Atwood family :dllama
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  10. Unscathed

    Unscathed n00b

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    Wow - I'm surprised that they were able to fly out that quickly after multiple amputations...
    At that age, it's likely wheelchairs for them for the rest of their life...
    Any idea where in Canada they hail from? (I'm guessing Toronto since that's where they're flying back to - but Toronto is also a big connecting point)
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  11. Gator8

    Gator8 He did what in his cup?

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  12. bush pilot

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    This is California, accountability, dream on!
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