Had a fellow rider lose part if his leg.

moto.monk

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So this past week a fellow rider lost part of his leg with a pending loss of his knee due to infection. He was dragged for 1 block under a semi. He also faces recovery from massive skin loss. Well I had warned him to use extreme caution with semis trucks. However he though he knew better because I'm so much younger then him. I advise him that I have a wealth of experience and what I had saw when riding behind him. In my opinion he should not be riding at all because of carelessness and that in the end it was his own fault that his happened to him when considering that every time you ride you take your life into your hands. After hearing him cry for a bit I advised him that we must adapt and over come. That life as a rider is not fair but that must continue on living. To which he replied he cant wait to get back on saddle. This wont be months from now but I told him that you can live life in fear or you can just live it.
 

jeckyll

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I'm not sure what you're looking for (debate wise, given where this is posted).

People often don't listen, sometimes advice is given but not received due to how it's presented. And sometimes shitty things happen.

I'm sorry your buddy had an accident and that you warned him, I'm sure that is extremely frustrating because you feel it could have been avoided ...
 

RCinNC

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I dunno, man, I think if I was sitting there faced with the loss of part of a limb and the impending loss of more of it, the last damn thing in the world I'd want to hear would be the "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" speech from someone who in all likelihood has no idea what I'm going through (unless of course, you'd lost a leg yourself). It doesn't matter that you had warned him of the danger of semi trucks; believe me, he already knows how dangerous they can be. If he ever forgets, then the fact that he is missing a leg will be a perpetual reminder.

I'm with jeckyll; what response are you looking for here? I'm a little unclear on your post; did you actually see this accident happen?
 

moto.monk

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52, he rode for a few weeks offroad in the military. I did not and he called me from the hospital. There is no debate, some things just are.
 

Sierra1

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I didn't get the impression that moto.monk was looking for a specific response. . . . just posting a noteworthy event. Other members have posted about their crashes, this isn't much different. Also, it doesn't matter who was at fault in the crash. . . . the situation sucks ass regardless.
 
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