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DopeyTripod
06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Yup! last Tues. the 16th. on my way to work around 8:15 am. heading down the the street doing bout 60mph.

long story short...
guy in front of me about 1/4 mile had no tail lights or turn signals. by the time I realized he was slowing down to turn It was to late to slow down all the way. I culdnt swerve out of the way cuz there was another car next to me pinning me in. I hit him doing about 35-40mph. he was driving a ol school 90's 2 dr. S-10 blazer. I hit his right rear bumper, it sent me flying into his rear A- pillar. it fractured my pelvis in 2 spots. flying threw the air all i could think about was, "is this it?" am I going to die? then I landed on my left side/ head and slid to a stop in the grass. I tried to get up but relized somthing was wrong. I took off my helmet and threw it at the kid as he was coming over to see if I was ok. other people witnessed the crash and were telling me not to move. all I was doing was cussing the kid out and asking him WTF was up with his brake lights and turn signals.
he acted like "huh? you mean they aren't working??" :rolleyes:the cops showd up and so did the ambulance. as I was being hauled off on the stretcher when the kid came up and said. "sorry bro, I guess a fuse or something went out." he got a ticket for impropper equipment.

so, I had surgery on Thurs. 6/18 and was released Fri 6/19. luckily my wife is a CNA and she is helping me do everything. it takes me about 30sec. to walk 15ft with the help of a walker. Its gonna be a long road to recovery but I am just thankful to be alive.
I was wearing all my safety gear. helmet, leather jacket, gloves.I was wearing shorts for the FIRST time EVER. (KARMA?) I was wearing reg. shoes and one flew of so i got some cuts on it from his rear window shattering.




im gonna be off work for about 4 weeks. maybe more. I can say that every day I am getting better. today is the first time that I have logged on. but its totald. frame cracked in half.
thank god for full coverage insuance on that.

I have NO medical insurance, but I am suing his ins. company for my med. bills.








DopeyTripod.

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before...
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After
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DopeyTripod
06-26-2009, 07:13 PM
my bike was a 2008 Kawasaki ZR1000.
had 2 Brothers exhaust slip ons. (350.00 needs new end caps ONLY.)
power commander 3 (which is now for sale. 250.00 only 3 FRICKEN weeks old!!)
BNC airfilter
piazzo brake and clutch levers
Renthal street fighter handle bars
1 handle bar muonted folding mirror
fender eliminator kit with led light. (20.00)
intigrated tail light/ turn signals.

Bob
06-26-2009, 10:31 PM
Sorry to hear that man! Glad you are still alive and we wish you a full recovery!

Get better soon!

vortech302
06-27-2009, 08:06 AM
Yeah what he said, glad to hear you're still with us. F'n Crazy.