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Postby Humbug » Sat May 18, 2024 8:43 am

That hurt
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby slparry » Sat May 18, 2024 9:02 am

eek!!!

Are you OK???
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sat May 18, 2024 9:28 am

Six broken ribs, two fractures to the pelvis, ankle fracture, both thumbs fractured, one with detached tendon, amnesia and soft tissue injuries to both knees but apart from that i'm fine.
At least I got a ride in a helicopter, just sad I wasn't conscious enough to enjoy it.
5 weeks on and I am up and walking so mustn't grumble.
I will say that what you wear when you ride is vital. I travelled 57ft at a height of at least 12 ft according to the police report from witnesses.
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby slparry » Sat May 18, 2024 11:43 am

Humbug wrote:Six broken ribs, two fractures to the pelvis, ankle fracture, both thumbs fractured, one with detached tendon, amnesia and soft tissue injuries to both knees but apart from that i'm fine.
At least I got a ride in a helicopter, just sad I wasn't conscious enough to enjoy it.
5 weeks on and I am up and walking so mustn't grumble.
I will say that what you wear when you ride is vital. I travelled 57ft at a height of at least 12 ft according to the police report from witnesses.


Jesus Christ matey!!!!

I'm assuming the driver is getting prosecuted??
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sat May 18, 2024 1:47 pm

Causing serious injury by careless driving by the look of it. Years ban, possible 2 years in prison and fine I think.
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby slparry » Sat May 18, 2024 3:26 pm

Here's hoping it all pans out well for you! and get well soon!
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sat May 18, 2024 3:51 pm

Thanks Steve
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby popsky » Sat May 18, 2024 6:48 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: blimey Humbug, glad to hear you’re doing well and not really injured at all by the sounds of it :mrgreen:

I hope the road to recovery is smooth and speedy
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sun May 19, 2024 8:12 am

Thanks Phil, just gutted to be missing the start of the season and hoping to be able to get back on something before the season ends.
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sun May 19, 2024 8:42 am

Explains the thumbs I think :D
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Paul » Sun May 19, 2024 12:53 pm

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. I'm guessing the damage to the RC8 isn't just going to polish out... Presumably the car that hit you was turning right without spotting you coming the other way?

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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Sun May 19, 2024 1:00 pm

I was coming from right to left in the picture and he pulled out from the road facing to turn left and then right over the staggered crossroads
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Blackal » Tue May 21, 2024 11:46 am

Jeeez! Not to diminish your injuries - which are significant. At least they are what I would term ‘bread & butter’ injuries for the surgeons!

Broken ribs are touch and go, of course - and any ‘flying through the air’ incident - is luck of the draw on result.

Sounds like you are making slow recovery - I would suggest getting good injury lawyers. A pal of mine about 10 years ago - broke his neck, narrowly escaping paralysis. Got punted off again 3 years ago and had injuries ‘slightly’ worse than yours. A witness grabbed his phone and phoned the last numbers dialled. His wife, and his best pal, who arrived within 10mins and started directing the police as to who to interview, taking photos of all the cars, and generally making sure nothing was overlooked.

Anyway - hope your are back to 100% soon.

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Re: Ex RC8

Postby Humbug » Wed May 22, 2024 9:03 am

Thanks Al, the Air Ambulance was on scene within 15 mins and the police and ambulance were by all accounts fantastic, I of course didn't see any of it. I am under no illusion as to how lucky I was with the outcome. Nearly 100k on the 1200S and not a scratch, 10k on the RC8 and this is the end result. I thought bright orange would help with the SMIDSY but obviously not, he missed two orange bikes with dipped beam on! Not sure HiViz would have helped in this instance. Just been told the bike has been scrapped as the frame was snapped in half so it will be something new in the garage when I'm able.
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Re: Ex RC8

Postby slparry » Thu May 23, 2024 10:54 am

Humbug wrote:Thanks Al, the Air Ambulance was on scene within 15 mins and the police and ambulance were by all accounts fantastic, I of course didn't see any of it. I am under no illusion as to how lucky I was with the outcome. Nearly 100k on the 1200S and not a scratch, 10k on the RC8 and this is the end result. I thought bright orange would help with the SMIDSY but obviously not, he missed two orange bikes with dipped beam on! Not sure HiViz would have helped in this instance. Just been told the bike has been scrapped as the frame was snapped in half so it will be something new in the garage when I'm able.


If they pull out on big red fire appliances with two tone horns blaring and blue lights flashing then any dayglo etc is moot :D
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