07 September 2009


Sunday afternoon my parents were riding their motorcycle on M-55 near Cadillac when a car pulled out in front of them. They were unable to avoid colliding with the car. They were both taken to the hospital in Traverse City Sunday night and are expected to be okay, although my dad is in worse shape than my mom. My mom will probably be released from the hospital tomorrow.

I was spending the holiday weekend in Philadelphia when I got the call from one of my sisters and I've been unable to think about much else since then -- especially since I'm so far away and I wouldn't be able to do anything if I was there -- but seeing this picture of the bike in the weeds being photographed by a state trooper was a bit more shocking than I expected.

Yes, motorcycles can be difficult to see, and no one means to cause harm to others when they are driving. That is why SAFE DRIVING IS A FULL-TIME JOB. A moment's inattention can have tragic consequences. Please take the time to look twice.


_ said...

That's horrible, I wish your parents will have a quick and complete recovery!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh no! I haven't checked in in a while and I see this happened a week ago. I hope they are both well on the road to recovery!!

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