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post #1 of 50 Old 08-15-2014, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Paramedics cut me out of my gear today.

I am one lucky guy. My accident was at 4 pm west coast time. A mini van pulled out of a parking lot without stopping. I hit him directly in the side. Woke up in the hospital. Cat scan showed a broken clavicle and a broken bone in my neck. Good news...I lived..and I AM HOME! Super drugged out so i wanted to type this one handed while I could. Blood in my urine so I may have done some kidney damage.

The reason for posting this now is that hopefully someone who was going to ride tomorrow without the proper gear has a second thought. It saved my life today without a doubt. It was only a few blocks from home but I wore all of my gear anyway.

There will be allot of rehab with this, but I will ride again. And on another new VStrom. I will have to get another as I'm sure this one's totaled. I haven't seen it yet.

It may seem strange by I worry how bad the people who hit me must feel. They don't even know if I lived. They must be worried sick.

Ware your gear...please!
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Oh snap....glad you are mostly ok man!!! Wear that gear people, cagers are out to get us.

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Glad you are still with us. Heal up , and we'll see you soon enough back on the road. In your gear of course.

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Glad to hear your (relatively) OK, and it's good reminder to gear up even on the little runs, which I sometimes don't do. I had a little accident last summer and an armored jacket allowed me to walk away.

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Perfect example of how easy and quick something like this can happen. The last few years for me I'm finding I wear all my gear more and more, even for those quick trips close to home. I tell my young Harley riding neighbor all the time, 'chances are if you have an accident on a bike, or more likely someone runs you down, you will be lucky to survive.......so put your damn helmet on!! But of course he won't cuz you don't look as bad ass with a helmet on.......Glad your still here to enjoy the rest of your life......good luck with your rehab and keep on riding if you can!!

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47+ years ago, broke my clavicle is a car wreck. In those days, they just let it heal on its own. It's not aligned and still gives me muscle pain and weather forecasting abilities.

Heal well, man!

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Wow, glad you're ok!

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Glad to hear you are OK, don't worry too much abbout the blind driver that pulled in front of you, sounds like they are pretty self absorbed and probably only worried about their vehicle. I have experienced crashes with and without gear and I only have scars from the time in my youth when I was less smart about riding.

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I am one lucky guy. My accident was at 4 pm west coast time. A mini van pulled out of a parking lot without stopping. I hit him directly in the side. Woke up in the hospital. Cat scan showed a broken clavicle and a broken bone in my neck. Good news...I lived..and I AM HOME! Super drugged out so i wanted to type this one handed while I could. Blood in my urine so I may have done some kidney damage.

The reason for posting this now is that hopefully someone who was going to ride tomorrow without the proper gear has a second thought. It saved my life today without a doubt. It was only a few blocks from home but I wore all of my gear anyway.

There will be allot of rehab with this, but I will ride again. And on another new VStrom. I will have to get another as I'm sure this one's totaled. I haven't seen it yet.

It may seem strange by I worry how bad the people who hit me must feel. They don't even know if I lived. They must be worried sick.

Ware your gear...please!
Peace,
Craig.
That says a lot about your character.
Good to hear you're relatively ok

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You're alive and planning on recovering - this is a good thing. Glad to hear you came through such an event with a good attitude. And thanks for the reminder they ARE trying to kill us out there.
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