it happens...

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  1. toezter

    toezter New Member

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    thursday night, leaving work approximately 10:30pm, on the intersection of hwy PD and verona road. oncoming car took a left turn while i went straight. from what i can gather without the police report, she hits me on the side, my right side flies into the windshield (there i believe i lost consciousness), then i flip, fly, soar till i hit the ground on my right leg. i regained consciousness in the ambulance, but remember a few hazy details while on the ground (thanks Rebecca).

    CT scan on my face, neck, spine, pelvis, and right leg. i was pretty much alert and orientated x3 moments after the crash. mood was happy, aka "happy to be alive." i also didn't want to freak out friends and family there. two coworkers came with me to the hospital, one rode with me, i talked with her jokingly (ex. "Hey Linda! i'm wearing oxygen! i've always wanted to see how it is!" linda replies, "How is it?" i respond, "not as what i thought." working at a nursing home, 25% of the residents wear oxygen).

    once in the ER, they actually asked if i wanted a foley/catheter, i said very quickly, "I'LL PEE I'LL PEE!" small traces of microorganisms in the urine, which later wasn't a problem.

    CT scan reports 4 fractures in the left side occipital bone, and MRI reports torn ACL and PCL on the right side. bruises in the pelvis area (everything works down there also) left hip, and small scratches on my left knee and both feet.

    everyone was surprised and glad to see that i was in a good mood. i think that helped with everyones emotions. i just figured that i am thankful to be alive and not brain dead. i can always buy a new bike, exercise later, and other stuff. i did cry however after a lot of people stopped in to see me, just thought of how many people care.

    i was in for two nights. first night i couldn't move since i had a neck and leg brace. they didn't want me to move much because they wanted to see how the spine would be in the morning. i probably got 2 hours of sleep, NA's coming in every hour to check my vitals. the morning and afternoon was nice, people coming in, phones calls, ect.

    the workers there were excellent. one VERY hot RN who looked awfully familiar although hotter, but realized i was thinking of a porn star (Jordan Capri). the CNA's there have a lot of responsibility, which i look forward too. i'll be looking to find a job there.

    i'm very thankful that i'm alive and well. friends and family who helped, stopped by, called, everything, i can't thank them enough.

    RIP '99 Kan-o-tuna.

    Gear worn:
    HLC cl-sp
    A* Mesh airlfow jacket (yes it held up! upper body is fine)
    target tshirt & polo khaki (cut up in ambulance)
    A* SMX airflow gloves
    asics running shoes (which flew right off and can't be found...yet)

    again, very thankful that i'm here to post. i'm not a religious man, but thank you God and the Angels watching over me.
     
  2. seven

    seven New Member

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    wow, i'm glad to hear you're alive. It's a risk to get on a bike, i hope this dosn't ruin rideing for you.
     
  3. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Glad to hear you're OK, you plan on keeping riding? I've only been riding for about a year, just a couple not that close calls, and I've never dropped it, and I'm certainly not looking forward to it.
     
  4. LocoStrange

    LocoStrange New Member

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    How is the area that you didnt wear gear? Im not bashing you, just being curious
     
  5. Arsenal4rs

    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    Glad you came out alive man. Out of curiousity, were you wearing a helmet or no?
     
  6. toezter

    toezter New Member

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    i am looking forward to getting back onto a bike. i learned from this experience, why not use it.

    i was fully covered except the khaki's and shoes. small scrapes on my knee and foot area, nothing really major rash. something you'd see when you fall on asphalt while walking it looks like. VERY surprised that the mesh jacket held up. but then again it depends on how you fall.

    i had on a HJC cl-sp helmet. seeing that i got fractures on the skull, black eye, and a mild concussion, i wouldn't be here right now without a helmet.
     
  7. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    :eek3: wow, thats crazy man, glad to here youre ok, but it sounds like youre pretty messed up. ill go out and ride a few laps around the block in your honor hoping that youll soon be back and riding again :bigthumb:
     
  8. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    damn good to hear you are ok. Sounds like it could of been much worse. How fast were you going? Just curious so to learn what kind of injuries can be sustained. ACL and PCL! Sounds like you will be out for quite some time. My brother had a torn ACL in January and he has just been able to walk around comfortably just recently. I'm not trying to be a downer but just thought I'd pass along the information.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Glad to hear your relativly ok, fucking women drivers :mad:
     
  10. Chiron

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    From one rider to another, heres to a quick recovery. Cheers. Get yourself some quality boots and riding pants if you decide to saddle up in your future. I can attest to their value.
     
  11. Tom93R1

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    Glad you are ok, or at least much better off than you could have been.

    Curious, did they ticket the driver that hit you?
     
  12. machine81

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    Very glad to hear the you're okay. Thanks for the post. It's good to hear from people that have been in accidents. It keeps everyone's heads in check.

    +1 on the ticket thing. Did they cite anyone?
     
  13. toezter

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    i have no idea about the police report. they haven't contacted me, either 1. she took the fall, 2. they don't know what my condition is (HIPPA), or 3. it never happened....jk.

    when i ride again, i'll definitely have the same gear up top, but will invest in some sort of knee protection (like the A* bionic knee guards) and boots (which i was planning to buy soon).

    i'll keep everyone posted how things progress.

    and also for those who don't wear a lid, i don't care how cocky you are on a bike, please wear your helmet. if i hadn't been wearing one, i wouldn't be posting (hence concussion and fractures to occipital bone).

    then again its your body, not mine.
     
  14. intoxique1

    intoxique1 New Member

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    skull fractures/occipital fractures while wearing the helmet...pretty good tumble! What kind of condition is the helmet in?
     

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