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Join Date: Jul 2008
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My daughter. Again.......
I am thinking that the universe is trying to tell me something.
My daughter had just finished her internship in South Carolina and was moving back home to get her feet on the ground to figure out what is next after college. My wife drove down on Friday to haul her stuff back, so she could ride her bike home.
The first 600 miles of the return trip were uneventful, save for the horrible hotel that I booked them into last night. Then, this afternoon about 1550, I got a text from my son "mom and Jo were both in an accident. Nobody is hurt". That's it. No other info.
Of course I panic. They're god knows where, I have no idea what condition either vehicle is in, full on papa bear mode.
The particulars include heavy rain and too many drivers, not paying attention to speed and traffic ahead..... Evidently, a driver stopped short in front of my wife, who in turn stopped short in front of my daughter. Wife hit the car in front, daughter plowed into the back of my brand new Edge.
Thankfully, she is an ATGATT rider and walked away from her SECOND major wreck on the interstate in 9 moths. But my wife is more than a little shaken. The bike is totaled. Front forks are bent in, handlebars tacoed, and the front wheel has an interesting dent. It will be interesting to see how the insurance company handles this, as my dearest spouse was cited for causing the event....
Thankfully, all are safe and arrived home well. Though my poor daughter is without anything to drive or ride, unless my insurance allows me to add her back in, even though she is emancipated and graduated from college.
A long time ago, I was told, it is not a matter of IF you will go down, only WHEN and you'd better be prepared for it. Daughter and I are 2 for 2 in major wrecks on the interstate and walking away without a scratch... Thanks to the gear we wear...
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017