Still Not Dead Yet

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Bikehigh, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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    Heading this way, when as far as I can remember the truck in front of me turns right.
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    A woman coming the other way decided she was going to make a left without having any idea what might be behind that truck.
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    As the truck is clearing the intersection and my path, all I can see is the woman in her SUV turning directly in front of me.
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    I apparently launched over the SUV and landing somewhere on the other side. The bike's front wheel and fork where embedded in the side of the SUV. I was pretty much unconcious till I heard the paramedics arriving. They strapped me to a board and took me to the emergency room. I had pain in my groin, probably from riding up and over the tank, so I was given a pelvic x-ray. I also was given a CAT scan of my brain due to me being unconscious and having a concussion. Both the x-rays and CAT scan where negative. No broken bones, no bleeding brain, no internal injuries, so I was released. No work today though, and probably not tomorrow either.
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  2. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    :huh :huh :huh

    Wow. I think you should take tomorrow off, too. :eek1

    And hire an attorney to protect your rights and cover the bills that will undoubtedly arrive. :deal
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  3. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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    This is what's left of my bike ...
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    ... and the front end.
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  4. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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    The culprit's vehicle.
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    She apparently had her eight year old daughter in the front passenger seat. Thankfully, from what I was told by the reporting officer, both mother and daughter are OK, thanks at least in part to the vehicle they were in. I'm not worse off than I am, at least in part to being fully geared up. Not gonna play the ATGATT nazi card, but there's not much doubt it saved me a lot of trauma.

    Some stuff I was able to rescue from the top case.
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  5. thedrewski86

    thedrewski86 too few miles

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    It's a shame, glad to hear you're okay. That was a beautiful zuk too.
    I wonder how many folks saw the damaged bike and figured it was some squid :eek1
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  6. tom c

    tom c Kawy green Karma

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    Glad you are not too badly injured my brother. It could happen to any of us at any time.
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  7. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Glad you got out of it ok. Buy a lottery ticket!

    Looks like the car's side airbag deployed. The people were lucky as well. 8 is kind of young to be in the front seat.
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  8. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    Some duct tape and wire, good as new! :deal

    Glad you're ok mate.
    So tired of cagers hurting our brothers.
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  9. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Wow!

    We will all be a little more careful of the blind left turner, so your crash won't go to waste.

    Thanks for wearing all the gear so we will have the opportunity to shake your hand at the next getogether. :deal
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  10. vtwinp

    vtwinp Long timer

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    Bikehigh, glad you are ok. Your dive, tuck and roll along with good luck were in your favor for sure.
    Hope any healing needed is simple and quick. Sorry to see your bike so busted up, from the looks of it I would not expect to see you available for the photoshoot.
    Good luck with everything, I think you should take off the week!
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  11. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    ^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Make them buy you a new bike! Glad you are OK. I swear I have been at that intersection before....
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  12. stbob

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    Good to see you're okay...
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  13. Headcheckman

    Headcheckman To many Ideers.

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    Charles, glad ur okay. Man that sucks but bikes can be replaced....you can't be.
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  14. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    Terrible news Charles but glad you weren't hurt too bad!

    How many miles did you have on that bike, you sure put some miles on it?
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Once again it sounds like the cager's brain was looking for a car, so overlooked the possibility of a narrower vehicle hidden by the SUV. This topic was being discussed elsehwere on advrider, and my thought was that driver training should encorporate more motorcycles into their videos, books, and pictures in an effort to train young brains to keep us in mind.

    Glad you are around to post about it.
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  16. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    welcome back safely - if you were a cat, just remember ..... now you'd be down to 8. ride safe mate :wink:
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  17. T

    T --------------

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    Good to see that you're well Charles....doesn't look like Suzi's gonna grab any tags any time soon.
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  18. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Glad your ok Charles. Idiot drivers should have license revoked. Heal up, the bike can be replaced.
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  19. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Glad you're okay Charles. Heal up well.
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  20. snowman318

    snowman318 Future Corpse

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    You're a lucky sob:lol3
    Nice to meet ya at the PB stop,
    Get well and get riding soon.
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