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Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« on: January 03, 2011, 09:19:54 am »
Old news now but just for interest. Straathond had an altercation with a rock and his Transalp on the 20th or 21st December on the dirt road between Deka and Milibizi. About 48 klms from Milibizi the Transalp tried to rearrange the position of o football sized rock in the road. The rock was moved three mtrs off the road, the Transalp then had had enough of the rough treatment from Straathond so it highsided him. Despite no cell phone signal, no electricity, no backup vehicle etc., etc., he was eventually got through to the hospital in Harare and medivac from there to hospital in Jhb. Result was four broken ribs, punctured lung and a cracked hip.
He was eventually released from hospital yesterday morning and will be recuperating at his sisters place at Skukuza. The transalp is also still in hospital in Jhb still awaiting diagnosis and treatment. His insurance company were amazing, but Discovery sucks. More will follow in the RR.
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 04:38:55 pm »
Update on the condition of the Transalp. Insurance have made the call. Bike is to be scrapped - front forks are bent, xhorst stikkend, frame twisted, plastics on both sides broken. Sorry Andre, but when I rode it at Kariba from the ferry I kind of thought that they would be writing it off. :'(
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 10:01:17 pm »
Shame man not a lekker way to end a holiday! Looking forward to the RR.
Hope you recuperate well Straathond!
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 09:46:21 am »
Who was his medical and bike insurance with. I think its important we know who is good and who sucks in the industry when it comes to unfortunate incidents like this.
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 10:24:21 am »
Pleased to hear Straathond is OK - sad about the TA though!
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 12:09:57 pm »
Who was his medical and bike insurance with. I think its important we know who is good and who sucks in the industry when it comes to unfortunate incidents like this.

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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 03:05:09 pm »
Best wishes Straathond.
Hope the recovery is quick.
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 03:16:52 pm »
Aina, hope you heal up well Straathond. Bikes canbe replaced, lives can't. Like they say, any accident you can walk away from is a good one... well in this case, cassavac'd from  :D
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 05:28:21 pm »
Who was his medical and bike insurance with. I think its important we know who is good and who sucks in the industry when it comes to unfortunate incidents like this.
He was insured through Cross Country. The service he got from them for both himself and the repatriation of his bike was exceptional. For instance;- by the time we landed at Kariba with the ferry (twenty four hours) two guys with a bukkie were there from Rustenburg to collect the bike, because Discovery were still playing silly buggers, these guys agreed to take him through to Harare Hospital. Discovery still playing games so Insurance Company said that this was not acceptable and took over and airvacked to Hospital in Jhb.
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 05:36:40 pm »
Did he notify Discovery that he was leaving SA?
Discovery also pull the move that a registered doctor has to authorise a casavac.

My wife needed a chopper casavac some tears ago in the Cape, was approved very fast, but the conditions were right, doctor, local, and all the details.
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 11:26:40 am »
Did he notify Discovery that he was leaving SA?
Discovery also pull the move that a registered doctor has to authorise a casavac.

My wife needed a chopper casavac some tears ago in the Cape, was approved very fast, but the conditions were right, doctor, local, and all the details.
I'm not sure but believe he did notify Discovery that he was going to be in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Doctor in Binga and at MARS in Kariba and Harare said he should be casavaced. Had to have a drain put in the lung in Harare before he could fly. [Correction - before he could fly in an airiplane, as he had been flying on pain killers for a few days already.] :mwink:
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Re: Wilddog down and up in Zimbabwe
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 12:25:52 pm »
Did he notify Discovery that he was leaving SA?
Discovery also pull the move that a registered doctor has to authorise a casavac.

My wife needed a chopper casavac some tears ago in the Cape, was approved very fast, but the conditions were right, doctor, local, and all the details.
I'm not sure but believe he did notify Discovery that he was going to be in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Doctor in Binga and at MARS in Kariba and Harare said he should be casavaced. Had to have a drain put in the lung in Harare before he could fly. [Correction - before he could fly in an airiplane, as he had been flying on pain killers for a few days already.] :mwink:
Glad he is ok and recovering  :thumleft:
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