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My Connie of 10 years totaled.(new bike update last post)
« on: May 07, 2018, 11:31:41 pm »
First of all, I'm in pretty decent shape. Swollen knee, bruised up, and broken scapula. Lucky to be alive.

On Monday, April 30th an oncoming vehicle (minivan) turned left into me at intersection in Corydon, Indiana. Both vehicles totaled. My scoot is basically broken in half.

It appears my helmet impacted the opposing vehicle face first. Scorpion helmets, folks. I'm a believer.

I saw the van coming, and knew I was going to hit. Worked on scrubbing off as much speed as possible before impact. I think I was down to 10mph. The other vehicle, is unk by me, and our estimated speeds are not in the report. I'm taking a SWAG of about 25 to 30 mph.

I hired an attorney to deal with insurance and my injury lawsuit. I haven't made my mind up about continuing to ride yet, though. I'm 53. Been riding since I bought a Honda 350 Scrambler at 16. Decisions like this shouldn't be made quickly.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 02:22:08 pm by jamiemac »
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frame of the connie opened so wide, the air filter fell out.
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Oh sh*t, Jamie.  Thank God you survived this.  By the looks of things, you could’ve been much worse off.  I am glad you are okay, man.  Take it easy.  Godspeed.
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Holy ****, that's a mess, I hope you recovery very quickly...
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Good grief man! Glad you made it through what looks like one hell-of-a lick!! Very fortunate indeed. Any recollection on the speed at impact?

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 My first two thoughts…
 You are one lucky motorcycle operator this morning.
 You are one stiff and sore motorcycle operator this morning.
 Glad to hear you are OK.
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Best wishes Jaimie.

Seat looks ok....did you have the bags pinned?  ;)
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Wow- super lucky you are!  Sorry about the accident but glad you are OK.
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Oh man, so sorry hear this. Hope you mend quickly and the insurance gets you a new scoot.

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OMG!  Glad you're ok, Jamie.   :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 07:55:16 am »
I'm in pretty decent shape. Swollen knee, and broken scapula. Lucky to be alive.



OUCH! Looking at that photo above..... :o :yikes:
OK, I'll be the one to ask, how are.... "the guys"?

Get well soon.



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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 08:34:36 am »
I will not say 'you got off easy' but man, that could have been a lot worse for you. The bike is readily replaceable, your health, not so much so it sounds like the right thing (the bike) took the worst beating. Heal up well.

As to the scapula, welcome to the club :-(  Sort of a nasty bone to break because it heals so slowly. Hopefully yours is just cracked; mine was shattered on the outside and required grafting along with the statement 'If it heals, it will be 4- 6 months'. Ugh.

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I'm in pretty decent shape. Swollen knee, and broken scapula. Lucky to be alive.

Oncoming vehicle (minivan) turned left into me at intersection in Corydon, Indiana. Both vehicles totaled. My scoot is basically broken in half. I'll update with a more precise detailed narrative, when I'm thinking a little more clearly.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 11:32:43 am »
....mine was shattered on the outside and required grafting along with the statement 'If it heals, it will be 4- 6 months'. Ugh.
And you probably keyed on the 4-6 months part, my thoughts would have been "What do you mean by IF it heals?"

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 01:29:34 pm »
No, actually the key word there was 'if'. The surgeon explained that the bone fragments would fill with something, either calcium and knit together, or soft tissue and prevent them from knitting.... ever. At which point he could go back in, enlarge the original graft site and try it again. I noted that word 'try' also and asked outright: is there any way to guarantee a successful result and he basically said no.

Now as Jimmy probably knows, or will find out soon enough, that is the bone that attaches the thumb to the hand and we motorcyclists really, really need that 1) to work 2) to be relatively pain- free and 3) need it to be pretty robust, meaning 'as new' or a well healed bone. We need that paw for the clutch.

I am concerned enough about mine that I have been looking for auto- clutch bikes; did not find any new models other than the already known Fudger A (no longer imported into the US, and used ones are rare) and the Honda 1200F, and there are not many of those around either. Not sure if they still make them and even more unsure that they make the auto clutch model.

And BTW Jimmy, do not get too worked up if they prescribe a 'bone stimulator', it is not what you might be hoping for and there is no evidence (really, none) that they work anyway.

Brian

And you probably keyed on the 4-6 months part, my thoughts would have been "What do you mean by IF it heals?"
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. Sad biker. I'm in pretty good shape.
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 01:35:31 pm »
Hey guy! I'm thinking a little better today. The concussion knocked a little sense out of me. OK, this happened on Monday, April 30th. I didn't think to put that in the original post.

I think that huge dent in the rear of the tank was caused by my knee, because, "the fellas" are fine. LOL

I brought my LAAM seat into the house, and yes, my bags were pinned. Right bag still came off though. It broke the passenger peg bracket in the process.

I did my first round of physical therapy yesterday, and I'm actually using my left arm to lift a soday, or hold a fork every now and then. Can't support any weight with it yet.
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