Not really sure if this is the right section.... apologies if not. I just want to get something off my chest. Sunday just gone , not far out of Kinglake on the way back to Melb my mate and riding partner had an "incident". I say an incident as I was 30 or so metres behind him so didnt see it happen. I got round the corner and his bike was beneath a Landrover Defender , he was behind it and not moving. Im not sure what happened (as I didnt see it) and neither is he but he is currently in the Royal Melbourne and will be for the next few weeks easily. He has a smashed shoulder , smashed elbow , broken collar bone , punctured lung and 4 fractures to his pelvis. Unsure if he actually hit the LR but the bend he was traversing is very slow and I estimate his speed at below 40k's. The bike lowsided as you could see the marks on the tarmac and its hard for me to accept that those injuries are purely from hitting the blacktop. Who knows? I suppose the purpose of this thread is to say a HUGE thank you for all the bikers that stopped to offer assistance. Big thanks go especially to the guy on the red Harley who directed and warned oncoming traffic and to the 5 people that stopped and assisted the Paramedics (one was a nurse and one a Para fortunately enough!). The motorcycling community really did pull together that day while I was aimlessly wandering around like a spastic and smoking cigarettes like a beagle in a laboratory. The 5 mentioned above (on 3 bikes) sandwiched me on the way home ensuring I got back to Melbourne safely even though I was riding like a noob on training wheels after the incident. If you are one of these guys or know them please pass on my thanks. Ive been to hospital every day to see my mate , he is on the mend without doubt , but it will take a while. Tonight obviously my thoughts are with him and his family but also with the nurses who have looked after him impeccably since he was admitted. These people are the absolute backbone of the health service and are working right now looking after him and people just like him and will do right throughout the night and all day tomorrow. I have nothing but sincere admiration for them all. Thanks for reading , have a happy and hopefully safe Christmas one and all.