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Holy crap, are you okay? What happened?
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I guess we can assume that you survived since you posted this. Looks like your V put up quite a fight! Hope you are OK, but that looks bad.

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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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I'm guessing ford pickup turned into him.

And...HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!
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Right now I'm sitting in a nursing home with two broken arms and one leg. I won't be able to get out for at least a month.

And yes she was cited and had insurance. The cost so far are over $130,000. The life flight alone was $16,500.

This all happened back on July 5th.

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Glad you're still with us. Ouch!

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Edit: Beat me to the post!

Yes, Maloy, you can't just post those pictures and leave!
From your signature, I see it was a head-on collision, and I've gleaned this: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...974#post102974 (See post 6)

I hope you're recovering well!
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post #9 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 10:20 PM
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CRAP!!!!
I'm glad your okay now, but can only imagine the actual accident
Sorry to see such a sharp Versys in that state, I hope your planning to get back on the horse?
and get better soon!


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restored to you soon.

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Wow !!!
That really sucks. Glad you made it through and heal up quick.
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At least you are alive! Gotta think positive! Any hotties at the penthouse you're lounging in?

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Holy ****!

So glad you're ok... well, alive and recovering anyways.

I see you rode it all the way in. Sad. Crazy. Scary as it could happen to any of us anytime. Did she look at you at all?

Found the story: http://www.timesreporter.com/breakin...crash-injuries

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I was doing about 30 to 35 mph. Se turned about 7 to 8 yards ahead of me. At 30 mph I'm doing 44 feet per second. So I did not have much time to react.

However, physical therapy does have some nice looking ladies!

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Note Maloy's left shoe still wedged in between the Ford Ranger and the Versys.

With both arms broken but with nice female assistance, Maloy already released a full report of his horrific shunt on August 14th, covering most of your questions:

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... I sort of had a life altering experience. I was hit head on by a pickup while riding my Versys. It made a sudden left hand turn in front of me at about 7 yards away while I was doing 30 to 35 mph. If you do the math I was going about 44 feet per second if I was doing 30 mph. In less than a half of a second I impacted the front of the truck. The woman that hit me claims she never saw me, even though it was broad daylight and the sun wasn't low enough to be in her eyes.

The Versys was totaled, I was life flighted to Akron General. I ended up in the ICU for about a week and two surgeries to put my arms and left leg back together. As I write this I'm in a nursing home for recovery and rehab.

I do like taking long trips, but next year I'd like to ride out to the west coast from here in Ohio. I've considered a DL1000 (VStrom) for this. There isn't any question on getting back on a bike. The question is, "Do I get another Versys, or look at other options?" What would you do, and what would you look at?

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There you go, chicks dig scars!

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I know its been said, but HOLY CRAP...I know you didn't have time for the pucker factor but I did just looking at the pics...Glad you are still with us though...New bike...I've got just what you are looking for
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Glad you are doing better Maloy.

Find a physical therapist that rides and away you go!
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I'm impressed with the dent your "boys" put in the back of the tank! There's no doubt that musta hurt! Hopefully those cute physical therapists are helping with that.

Hope your recovery goes well.

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Thanks for the update Maloy, still looking for a nimble bike, can I recommend a Kawasaki Versys when you are up to it, a very nimble bike and believe that is what your next bike must be. All the best mate and keep us posted on your progress, great attitude
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