My brother and a deer

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My brother and a deer

Unread post by Johnj » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:18 am

My brother Jim call a little bit ago. He and his wife Lindy were about two miles north of Maitland when they hit a deer. Jim broke a leg and dislocated a ankle and Lindy has shoulder pain (Jim hasn't seen her since he got to the hospital in St Joseph) but has heard she will be ok. The accident occurred about an hour after sundown as they were heading home from a day riding.

If you ride in rural areas be aware that deer move around a lot,at dusk and dawn, in the fall and early winter.
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Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:56 am

This your evil twin?

Glad to hear they are both relatively okay. A broken leg is a real bummer. Did he say how long he is down for?
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Unread post by Johnj » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:03 am

No, it's my older brother and his wife. Here we are at a little restaurant in eastern CA during our trip to the bay area in late spring of 08.

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Unread post by Top Gear Motorcycle » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:08 am

Any updates on your brother and his wife?

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:12 am

I hope they have recovered. :)
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Unread post by Johnj » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:21 am

Both are on the mend, the bike is being repaired, and they may upgrade to full-face helmets. I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway.
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Unread post by Whitetiger018 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:54 pm

Glad to hear your brother is going to be ok. Full face helmet thats all I wear. Even when in states that their is no helmet law. Because if I do get taken out (by 1 of 100,000 idiots that doesn't look out for Bikes) atleast I'll be a good looking corpse. Well ok good looking in my own mine LOL
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Unread post by washoutinc » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:20 pm

That's crazy and yeah I hope they are ok and get well real fast.

That happened to one of my buddies when he was riding at night. Wrecked on a rural road from deer.
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Unread post by Johnj » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:49 am

Now for an update, brother Jim has had a setback with his left heel. It was crushed back in the 70's when he was in the Marines and was set badly. They had to break it again after he got back to "the world" and was a major reason for his medical discharge and disability. He wouldn't give me any details so I probably need to go visit. His wife Lindy has recovered completely, and I haven't even asked about his bike.
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Unread post by motocraze » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:10 am

Hope they both are fine now! Do ask them to be more careful the next time. These animals never stay off road, we are the ones who need to open our eyes widely while driving.

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Re: My brother and a deer

Unread post by masontx » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:30 am

I live in a rural part of Texas, and work for the sheriffs dept. We recently arrested an idiot doing 130 on his motorcycle at 1 AM. I can tell you we have mutiple collisions each week between drivers and deer at all hours of the night, and even some during the day. At 130, this cyclist would have been a statistic if a deer had run out in front of him. Just because there's light traffic doesn't mean there are no hazards.

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