Some of may have seen Michael's reference to a motorcycle accident in the Rally in the Valley thread.
We hate the thought, but after the motorcycle accident we had on Wednesday and the car accident I had yesterday on the way to pick Linda up from the hospital. We are afraid that we may not recover enough to continue with our obligation for the rally. Linda's surgeon says that it may take between 8 & 10 weeks for her full recovery from pelvic surgery and other multiply injuries. I have many injuries, shin held on by supper glue, staples, stitches from road rash from bouncing off a concrete center divider and asphalt.
We will let everyone know in the next couple weeks of our recovery.
Thank you Judi Littlewing to coming to our assistance here at home.
Michael & Linda
They are home and working their way through this. It was fortunate that there were people nearby that rushed to the site as soon as it happened. They were also wearing appropriate gear; Kevlar helmets, chaps, glasses, boots and gloves, although Linda had just removed her gloves and her hands are very much the worse for it. The only thing missing were their jackets, they had just taken them off as it was 80 degrees. The cuts, bruises, stitches, staples and road rash are mainly arms, upper body and hands. Their chaps were shredded but did their job, likewise the helmets are scraped but not cracked or fractured. This could have been alot
Linda has a fractured pelvis and is on crutches. Her hands are so swollen she can't bend her fingers. She is planning on sending a thank you note to the gear companies once she can use her hands again.
Their spirits are good, or good as they can be dealing with recovery. And although they are inseparable this is a lousy thing to have to share! Next is to track down the bike (State Police moved it to a storage lot and Michael hasn't had time to find it yet), deal with insurance and lots of doctors.
I wish them a smooth, and as speedy as possible, recovery. That this happened at all is kind of terrifying but it could have been so much different.