Thank you to the internet and thank you to Brian Connor & Roll Giving – Brian’s found COFR online and cared enough about our charity to use us as his choice for his companies Roll Giving – THANK you so much! It is support like this that keeps Children Of Fallen Riders moving forward. Brian’s story is below, it is a story that is all too familiar, but needs to be shared and needs to be read again and again as we all get behind the wheels of our cars, or the handlebars of the bikes. The photo provide was a local here that was this past week involved in an accident, when someone once again turned left in front of a motorcycle.
Please read Brian’s words below…..
I was on my way to work, the road is a one lane road that has houses and driveways connected on my right side and open fields and vineyards on my left. While I was going to pass a truck that was going 35mph I accelerated to about 45-50 mph in a passing area (speed limit is 50) with no oncoming traffic, as you can see a clear mile down the road. As I was just hitting the middle of the truck, the car had pulled out from their driveway on my right side. I was in the east bound lane and entered the west bound to pass. The other car had entered the west bound lane from the blind side of the truck on the east bound right side. I hit the brakes, instantly got severe front wobble. At that point reactions kicked in and I laid my bike down on the right side and actually jumped off. My bike totaled the car hitting on the driver side and tearing down the side. I was extraordinarily fortunate (can’t express that enough!) and somehow my body slide in-between the car and the truck. I had what my doc say was a hypersensitive response in that everything I experienced happened in slow motion as I remember to the small detail everything that happened. I was wearing spine and chest protection which without a doubt saved me. I slide for approx. 70 feet. The personal damage was relatively minimal with just 2 broken bones in my left hand, a lot of stitches around my eye and some serious pain killers that helped with the complete soreness… but I’m walking.
We all want our loved ones to be able to come home – stay safe!