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EvilScooterKitty
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Vintage or new, metal or plastic, manual or auto, they are out to get us all.

This afternoon, my wife Beverly was in a scooter accident. She was on her
way home from the office when a newer dark blue sedan ran a red light
( Wheelock Parkway and Rice) and turned into her. She locked up the brakes on her Buddy 125 and went down hard on the ride side. The driver fled the scene. Bev said that lots of bystanders rushed to her aid and had called the police and ambulance right away.

I got the call from the emergency room when I was in traffic heading
home. I hope none of you have to go through the stress I went through
getting to the emergency room to find out my wife's condition.


THANK GOODNES she wearing a helmet, armored jacket and armored gloves. She suffered a broken right clivicle and may have to have a plate put in, but no other injuries. The helmet, jacket and gloves saved her from
much more serious problems.


We all have to ride like every car (truck/SUV) on the rode is TRYING to
kill us, all the time.


To not make this a total downer, Bev is feeling good all things
considered, I can fix her Buddy, everyone at the scene (except the
driver who caused the accident) was very kind and helpfull, and Bev
will be back "on the horse" as soon as the doctors say she can.

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chris
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:01 pm  Reply with quote
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that sucks. My best to her recovery.

Chris

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Lisa
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Ooooh bad news, sorry to hear it. I'm glad that she is generally okay and hope she heals well.

We've all either been down or will likely go down at some point, good reminder to be protected when it happens.
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Yikes, good luck and speedy recovery. You can't be careful enough heading into traffic.

I'm glad she's as OK as can be.
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Harvey
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:30 pm  Reply with quote
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Here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery. I hope that person who hit her grows a spine and does the right thing.

Really sorry to read this.

Harv
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Kevin K
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:15 pm  Reply with quote
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Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad that she's OK.

As I've said before, in the general public's mind; we must all be wearing bullseyes and it's the season opener. Adapt that attitiude, ride defensively and you'll probably survive.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:30 pm  Reply with quote
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Did anyone get the driver's license number?

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UriahB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:21 am  Reply with quote
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I still think traffic cameras are a good thing. Glad to hear she is just a little roughed up instead of the alternatives. Too bad no other drivers followed the vehicle, or that I wasn't there with an RPG.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Just another person saying that I'm sorry to hear, but awfully glad she's ok. I just keep telling people who mock me for riding in long pants, sleeves and gloves that I prefer to have my skin on my body.

I hope she's up and riding as soon as possible.

Amy Noel

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EvilScooterKitty
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Thanks for all of the kind comments. It looks like Bev is going to need surgery on her shoulder but she has NO ROAD RASH which is totally to the credit of her armoured riding gear.

Nobody got the license number and even the make and model are "conflicted" from the witnesses. Not much of a chance of getting this person tracked down.

More fun.... uninsured/underinsured coverage DOES NOT COVER THIS. Because the other driver didn't stop and we can't PROVE he was uninsured or underinsured, this is on my nickel (I don't get collision coverage on my scooters). OK, so maybe those plastic panels can be repaired instead of replaced.....

Just bitching, the damage isn't that bad mechanically and we can live with most of the cosmetics.

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