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Got a seriously shocking message early this morning that my son (he's not that active - but uses "Woofles" as forum name...) has had a bike accident and is in hospital in Cape Town... no details yet....... apparently broken leg....... shit.. and I'm over here!

a father's worst nightmare............


UPDATE:
He's fine - Tibula & Fibula broken. In Vincent Palotti Hospital

Accident happened in Keurboom Avenue this morning!

UPDATE 2:
Just received word that my son's got a temporary cast on.

They have allowed him to go home and will only operate on his leg on Monday once the swelling has gone down!   ???

For all the kind souls that have offered to go and visit him at the hospital - I really appreciate it, but for now he's going to be at his mom's house on lots & lots of pain killers!   :thumleft:
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 05:41:45 pm by Goose »
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 10:45:36 am »
Hope he is OK Goose.
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 10:45:44 am »
Ag no Goose! Not a good thing to hear :(

Please keep us updated on his condition?
 

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 10:46:40 am »
That's not good news..... hope he's ok and recovers soon. I'm in jozi... so a bit far for me to help. keep us informed.
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 10:49:03 am »
sjoe, never nice to hear

just glad he is at hospital and hopefully attended to quickly

all the best, Goose
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 10:49:43 am »
Sleg om te hoor  :( Jy weet jy moet net sê, en als wat nodig is sal van die kant af gedoen word.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 10:52:30 am »
Baie jammer om te hoor. Hoop nie dit is te erg nie.
 

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 10:54:03 am »
Hi Goose

Bad news indeed - I will go and visit him today, if possible - let me know WHICH hospital he is in, as soon as you know....

Let me know what assistance you need?

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 10:58:55 am »
Awaiting details.

Adrian van der Merwe called me on Skype to say he's seen a bike-accident this morning on Kromboom Road. It was cordoned off - he saw a rider sitting in the road on the incoming lane. A yellow bike lying on the side............ rider looked ok but in pain. He could not get access...........

My son has a yellow DR200..............  Adrian's got numbers and will be calling his mom to see if he can get info............. will update when I can.
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 11:03:30 am »
Sorry to hear Peter!

Here is to your son's speedy recovery...

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 11:05:38 am »
Update:

He's at Vincent Palotti in Pinelands!

Broken left leg in 2 places.. apparently has to have pins.

Adrian indicated that he was filtering when a car crossed the traffic and connected him...........  my biggest fear ever!  Would be some blame allocated to him obviously as the traffic had slowed/stopped and left a gap for cars to cross.  :'(


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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 11:07:29 am »
Eish....  :'(

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 11:11:42 am »
... the emotional turmoil I'm going through now is just unbelievable........... the fact that I'm so very far away and cannot get there or do anything.........!!

Shit - if there are any Wilddogs that could go and offer him some support..... I would be extremely grateful!

I have no further info as to where he is - except that it's V/Palotti...... his name is Andrew van der Linden..........  :-\
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 11:16:47 am »
Jammer om te hoor ou maat.
Dit is vir my altyd weird dat as ek weg van die huis is dan breek iets op voertuie of een of ander dilemma val ons te beurt by huis.
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 11:23:23 am »
Sterkte vir jou, die seun en almal om julle.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 11:26:24 am »
Strongs bud, not lekker news to get at all.
 

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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 11:27:43 am »
ok, I will pop in later, after meetings.
He is is good hands at Vincent Palotti!
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 11:28:15 am »
Just spoke to my son - he's ok - in pain and a temp brace.

Leg broken in 2 places.

Waiting to go into Theatre...................  will keep all informed!


Apparently he feels liable as he was filtering.
Admits that perhaps he was going a bit fast.
Car's driver pulled out into traffic... but my son says he was watching the driver's face and he was looking left - not in the direction of the stopped traffic as the driver obviously did not expect a filtering bike!

Ironic that the kid had been struggling with ADHD his whole life. He managed to finish his plumber's course a week ago and was on his way to his first day at his new job!  :'(
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 11:35:26 am »
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Re: Wilddog down...............
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 11:38:23 am »
sorry to hear bud, hope the surgery goes well and he heals quick.