Released from the Trauma unit last week
I had the misfortune of being a ways behind a car/pickup accident that caused a 5 gallon bucket of used motor oil to drop off the pickup. Because of the topography of the highway i saw the mess as i came over a rise in the highway-not enough time to miss the slick.. my bad. Anyway,fast "tankslapper" and I hit I.78 at 60 mph.(highsider). I think I "longrolled" about 70 feet all on pavement. Bike was in the grass median. Injuries to bike: all plactic cracked, dasboard gone, H.T. crashbars intact, H.T. Tetons-not a scratch. Mounting for same;fine. Barkbusters one side fine, other side lost the plactic, which i recoverd.
my injuries: 4 broken ribs with pneumo & hemothorax= chest tube. cracked C7vertabrae, broke thumb and middle finger on left hand. broke great toe and 5th toe on right foot. worst fracture was "pinky" toe;it was smashed. NO HEAD INJURY,NO ROAD RASH, NO LONG BONE FRACTURES,EVERYTHING IS HEALING NICELY! I tell the tale in hopes that it may help even one person. Not for anyone's sympathy as I believe I was most fortunate!! The bike was fully insured but totalled. Plan to get another Gen.2 and use it as a parts bike. I have pics. but cannot figure how to post. Happy to e-mail them to someone who can then post. I choose ATGATT about 10 years ago. I believe it served me quite well. Was 3 miles away from home. was 5 miles from Class 1 trauma center. Rode my V-Stom yesterday..for about 5 sore miles.But I was smiling!
~Things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out~