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A neighbor, who also happens to work where I do, mentioned a couple weeks ago she had two close calls in two days on the same street, Arcadian. Monday she was involved in an accident. Can you guess where? Car pulled out of Aldi's without seeing the huge boat of a car my neighbor was driving.
I got home late last night after work and groceries. It was 9:00 by the time I walked in the door to find no one home but a lonely Bailey. Maybe they were out shopping?
The phone soon rings. Not a call I ever want to receive. My son, the one who recently had successful surgery for a blocked intestine and was recovering extremely well, was involved in an accident on his motorcycle.
He's fine, but hurry up and get to the emergency room.
A car pulled out from a stop sign without seeing him. The 560 pound bike had to be lifted off him. No broken bones, just a little road rash. He was wearing a helmet.
If there had to be one, there's few "better" places to have an accident. Three blocks from the emergency room of Waukesha Memorial. Within moments a nurse, retired medic and police officer were aiding him. He was secured to a backboard and precautions were taken to minimize neck movement. His aunt and uncle live just a few houses away and came and got the bike and made phone calls to family.
"My mom is going to kill me!" That's what he kept repeating. Funny thing, though, at first she didn't believe it. She'd just heard about a bad motorcycle accident on the freeway and posted on social networking that she hoped it wasn't him. She thought her sister had read that and was messing with her.
He came home last night. He's limping a little, but is otherwise all right.
We once again have emergency and health care workers to thank for my son's health. If you enjoy good health, now would be a good time to thank a nurse. National Nurses Week begins tomorrow.
It's still early in the spring. Drivers aren't quite used to seeing cycles yet. No matter what you're driving or riding just remember to be extra careful. There's one phone call I never want to get.