Sister in law called.

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ahern25, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. ahern25

    ahern25 Active Member

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    Got a phone call from my sister in law. She was crying and said "Your brother just crashed his bike. I rushed over to the accident spot. He was only bout two miles from my house. They were wheeling him in the back of the ambluence. He made it to the hospital with a good sense of humor, we (Family) razzed him in good fun.

    A car slamed on his brakes to not run a yellow light and my brother had to brake and lost control of his bike. Both my brother and the bike went down. At the last second the guy decides he can make the light and speeds away. Luckily some cars behind him stop and helped him up plus picked up his bike and got them both to the curb out of harms way. Never got their names but luv to thank them for the help. Needless to say my brother has a broken clavical and wont be riding for a while. The sportster suffered minor damage, nothing that I cant fix as soon as he gives me the go ahead to start buying parts and fixing his bike.

    Moral of the story, people dont always care about bikers so you have to leave yourself room to stop, go around or get out of the way of cars. You will never win that fight against 3000 lbs cars. And if your in a car and see a biker in need of help remember to stop and help out. God forbid that might be you one day needing the help.
     
  2. Scrappy

    Scrappy Active Member

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    Glad things are ok for the most part, and it wasnt worse.. I learn from every story. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Hate to hear that kind of story but good to hear your brother is ok...:swoon
     
  4. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear of your brothers accident. Hope he mends quickly and thanks for the reminder to ride safe.
     
  5. kerrycorcoran

    kerrycorcoran Member

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    Glad your brother is going to be okay!
     
  6. ahern25

    ahern25 Active Member

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    Thank you guys, I shared cause it happened just two days ago and as a friendly reminder to be aware and safe when riding. I sometimes catch myself following to close as well.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Glad your brothers ok. The bike can always be repaired.

    REMEMBER the 2 SECOND rule when following!!!!!!!
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    DITTO on all the good wishes from All the posts above...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear of the mishap, but glad your brother is going to be ok.
     
  10. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad to hear that it was no worse than it turned out, but I know the clavicle can be pretty painful. Best of luck to you and your brother.