My friend's crash

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by thumpididump, May 2, 2013.

  1. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    ...but that is the reality of having cagers who think driving 25 km's over the limit is something to do while talking on a phone, etc. It humbles me.
    Is your buddy an inmate here? If he isn't, let him know that a lot of people here are pullin' for him. On the plus side, from what you say he may be able to ride one day and can still use his lower extremities, which is a big +1
    Where was the incident? I live in Vancouver and there are some definite places to avoid, wondering if I should add this to my list.
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  2. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I send my best wishes to your buddy and I hope he can get back on the bike again if that's what he wants.
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  3. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    No, he doesn't hang out on ADVRider. Not exactly sure where the accident happened, he said it was within the city, but not exactly downtown. Not far some type of industrial area, yet within a few minutes of his downtown condo.

    He was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation centre a few days ago. He even got to day pass to go home for a night, so things are starting to look better.


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  4. Gener

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    Best of luck to your buddy. He's taken a very severe injury and he'll need a lot of support from his friends. Too many cases of the inattentive drivers careening into a bikes, pedestrians and other vehicles. While some are simply poor or agressive, others lack experiance and just don't know enough to look around the A pillar, or rear view mirror, when they scan for traffic. I'm glad your friend survived. I hope the Vancouver police get their shit together and charge this driver with a minimum of Dangerous Driving; she may need to have her license pulled to get the message through; and to send the message to others. Driving is a privilege not a right, and it requires attention to avoid hurting others or yourself.
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  5. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    an update on my friend:

    He's out of the hospital now and enjoying being at home (nearly 2 months in the hospital and rehab). He goes to the rehab place for physiotherapy every day now.

    His leg is healing well and he hopes to get fitted with a prosthetic leg in a 2-3 more months.

    Since it was his left leg, he can still drive a car so long as it's got an automatic transmission. While he was in the hospital, he received a giant bonus cheque (he had a well paying job, for which he received huge bonuses a couple of times a year so long as targets were met). Anyway, he spent his last bonus cheque on a 2014 Mustang GT convertible. He just placed his order and is now waiting for it to arrive (about 3 weeks). That should help the healing.
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  6. Aces & Eights

    Aces & Eights GearHead

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    A few years back the exact same thing happened to me.
    The Biatch cage driver had an expired licience and didnt even get a ticket.
    I got 16 shattered bones and she got to go home.

    The insurance company is not your friend.
    Get a lawyer.

    If your friend was not on the clock at the time of the accident his only recourse is to sue the at fault driver for damages.

    If he was on the clock while riding he should be covered by WorkSafeBC.
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  7. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    passing along some more good wishes for your pal's recovery, sounds like he's doing well, considering everything...

    Somebody turning into me like that or somebody piling into me from behind while stopped are really the only things I'm afraid of when riding.
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