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Offline nelf13

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2010, 11:18:56 am »
Shoe!!!
Lyk my hulle maak ou Hilux bakkies hard, maar KTM ryers harder :thumleft:

Bly hy het so "lig" daarvan afgekom.
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2010, 11:20:52 am »
Strength to you friend Andries, trokkie
glad to hear he is relatively okay. it must have been a shock to see him lying there.

this could have happened to me too. we all make mistakes. just glad no one was killed
 

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2010, 01:28:09 pm »
Geez! And those bullbars are moer hard.

Just glad all involved are OK.

I've had my fair share of near misses, sometimes my own fault as well...that's what got me thinking when I posted this the other day.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=44157.0

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2010, 02:23:07 pm »
Dokken Fonner Trokkie, dis scary! Stuur groete vir Andries en hoop hy word gou gesond!

Toe ek die Topic sien toe dog ek dis jy met die 525, ek was al halfpad in my kar om hom te kom haal!!   ;)
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2010, 05:01:48 pm »
Ons het nou net gehoor hulle moet more-oggend op sy knie opereer. Post kruisligament is af, kraakbeen geskeur en stukkie been gebreek wat verwyder moet word.

Rugby het dit al alles 20 jaar terug al vir my gedoen :imaposer:
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2010, 06:14:11 am »
Just as a note to others though - I was always made to believe that you should NOT remove a riders helmet that was involved in a crash??
By the looks of it it does not appear that there was much left of your mate's Tour X though.

Yes, you should ideally not move his neck at all, unless you know exactly how and have at least first aid training.

Thanks again for all the best wishes :thumleft:

I was also tought that, and it sure is true. I did make sure his neck was alright before i removed the helmet. Thing is it was very hot and he became closterfobic and hot and wanted to stand up because of it. I made the call to remove the helmet to calm him and is thankful it did not damage his neck. There must have been an angel flying next to him on Saturday :thumleft:

I've also had a situation where a rider went down and actually suffered fractured vertebrae, which we suspected at the scene.  We stabilised the spine but eventually a combination of shock, heat, claustrophobia and discomfort was making the patient so agitated that the call was made to remove the helmet as carefully as possible otherwise the patient would have hurt herself with all the thrashing around she was doing.  Once removed she calmed down.

The rule is definitely to leave the helmet on but in some cases common sense must prevail in terms of trying to keep the patient as immobile and calm as possible.

Removing a helmet is not an easy task btw.  We had 2 Level 5 and one Level 3 medics all with plenty of experience and training in removing helmets and it was a challenge.

 

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2010, 08:00:25 am »
sheez those photos send chills right thru me  :o   

u are a very lucky guy Andries that you escaped with the injuries u did....

take care, heal well soon :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2010, 08:06:42 am »
Bloody hell mate, that is rough!!

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2010, 10:18:51 am »
Gee, he is soooo lucky to have gotten away with relatively 'minor' injuries.  I am always careful on dirt roads, I've had a few close calls, especially when there is loose sand on the edges and I'm reluctant to go too far left... and some cars just won't budge, some don't even slow down.  I fell off in front of a big truck up here in the mountains, because he wouldn't move over so I went all the way left and it was really loose sand... luckily he was going slow, and I made them help me pick my bike up again.  Fortunately no real damages, just a few more scatches!

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2010, 12:22:14 pm »
fark me, he was lucky.............. :eek7:
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2010, 01:10:35 pm »
Glad he is ok considering the look of the bakkie - ATTGAT works.
Get better soon
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2010, 09:18:09 pm »
Jeesh Trokkie Andries is lucky  :o  i think a lot of us have had our fair share of very close encounters
 in the cedarberg and that kinda terrain... :o

His steed sure has some damage  ::) hope he heals up soon...

Just goes to show ATTGATT ATTGATT!!
 

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2010, 07:59:29 am »
Big up to the Mount Cedar people.  They've helped a lot of people.

I will second this, these guys also helped my son out when he wrecked his bike (and himself) in a very similar spot on the same road.  :thumbsup:

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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2010, 12:34:44 pm »
Big up to the Mount Cedar people.  They've helped a lot of people.
I will second this, these guys also helped my son out when he wrecked his bike (and himself) in a very similar spot on the same road.  :thumbsup:
+1 for Mount Cedar!
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Re: KTM takes Hilux head-on....a story of good ATTGAT
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2010, 08:20:49 pm »
Wow,It's a miracle that guy walked away from that...

Those photo's also gave me the chills.

As some of you said,It was just not he's time...

Hope the guy heal soon,He's very lucky :angel5:

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