Man and sloper come a cropper.

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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby Keith.owen » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:36 am

Hi Chris,
After reading the first posts on the subject I had that sinking feeling...............it is always in the back of one's mind that things can go wrong.

Thanks for letting us all know what happened and most importantly that you are on the mend.

As per Bob, I hope you make a full recovery and get back on the bikes.

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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby alan.moore » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:17 pm

Chris,
I echo everyone else's comments and wish you a speedy recovery. One benefit of having the Police Collision investigators attend the scene is that the cause of your crash has been identified and the state of the road will have been well documented. I know your health is your first priority but it appears you will have an excellent opportunity to claim against the Highways Authority for all your injuries and the full cost of a professional repair of your bike.
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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby Dave.Thomas » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:03 pm

Brilliant to hear you’re on the mend and it’s great that you’re looking forward to riding again. Wishing you a speedy recovery .

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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby Leejm » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:36 pm

Hi Chris, so glad to hear you are home again after such a terrible accident. I hope you get better very soon and you get your bike back soon too. The state of the roads are getting worse, makes you wonder what they actually do with the road tax millions of people pay!? They really need to get to grips with how dangerous theses can be for people on motorcycles and bicycles. Hundreds of cyclist are hurt each year due to them. This is something the government really needs to sort out!
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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby MARK.WALSH » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:02 pm

Chris
really glad you are home and on the mend.
Its hard enough looking around and riding defensively in case of bad drivers without simultaneously looking at every dip in the road for pot holes.
Hope your bike gets mended soon.My Ariel was half crushed by a van about 4 years ago and my friends never dreamed id have it back on the road, but I did!
I'm sure with skill and perseverance you will have your bike looking good again
All the best
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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby chris-diamond » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:05 pm

Just a quick update from the hospital... I had persuaded the hospital that I was fit enough to be discharged, I wanted to sort the bike out and get it home but in hindsight that was a bad move. I was too poorly to do anything and every 3-4 days I had to go back to hospital for them to check my ankle where they had grafted a strip of flesh from my leg over what was left of the ankle bone. After a few trips it became apparent that the graft was being rejected possibly due to a bone infection so I was readmitted to John Radcliffe and the graft was removed along with any dead wood. A vacuum pump was applied to my leg to keep the flesh alive and the blood flowing meanwhile they tried to identify the infection. I was then transferred to Nuffield Orthopaedic Specialist Centre Oxford where they re-operated on Friday 26th using a piece of muscle from inside my leg to graft over the ankle bone. They removed the dressing today- it wasn't a pretty sight! It's now week 9 since the accident and I have spent 7 of those in weeks in hospital... that pot hole has a lot to answer to. I still haven't seen the bike and don't know what the damage is, hopefully I will soon but I don't think I will be making the annual rally this year. Thanks again for your kind wishes, Chris

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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby brenton.roy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:17 am

Bugger. Lots of us from around the world have been keeping an eye on your story Chris, and wish you well.
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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby PeterW » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:57 pm

Sorry to hear this. My t'other half has spent time in the Nuffield and I reckon they're pretty good so hope they get it sorted soon.

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Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:53 pm

HI Chris i have been keeping an eye on your posts and hope you are on the road to getting better after your set back wishing you well


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