T-boned on my Wee . . .
July 10, I pulled out of a parking lot, and the next thing I know, my eyes open and I'm looking at pavement from an angle that tells me I'm on the deck. Funny sounds coming out of my mouth, and I realize I'm trying to give my name to first-responders. Something told me this isn't the way it's supposed to be.
As the fog cleared, I slowly began to realize I was in big trouble. Couldn't move, laying on my right side with what turned out to be a dislocated right hip, broken acetabulum (socket where the femur joins the pelvis), severely banged-up knee and ankle, a broken rib and a few bruised ones. I had been unconscious for three or four minutes according to the first-responders.
Off to the ER on a backboard. Six days at the hospital, and now into the fourth week of bounce-back. Lots of weeks to go.
I have no memory of the crash itself, but I talked to a witness later who said I had been t-boned by a Jeep Cherokee coming out of a parking lot. Apparently I took the hit squarely on my right leg and tore the bumper off the Jeep in the process.
The repair bill on the Wee is $9,700. Reckon that one's totalled?
So, I'm out of the riding business for a while. May sell the Wing, too and just start over next season, assuming the hip heals properly. But if I ride again, it'll be on another Wee.
1992 Honda GL1500A Goldwing
Suzuki DL650K5 ([COLOR=red]RrrrrrrrrrED[/COLOR])