This was posted to the Ulysses Notice Board. --snip--- The accident at the back of Woodford was during a Redcliffe branch ride. They were on their back from Maleny, going down Stanley River Rd when a car coming from the opposite direction ran into the back of a ute stopped and waiting to turn across where the bikes were coming from. The ute was thrown onto one of the bikes. The rider, Bruce Walker, who was on his first ride with the club and hasn't yet become a member, was air lifted to the P.A. hospital where he is in an induced coma due to swelling of the brain. He has very badly crushed legs - one which has been operated on already. There are concerns about his spine also. Won't know for a while. His pillion - his 17 yr old son was thrown off the bike and has broken shoulder, legs and had on an open face helmet - his face copped it too. A very big thankyou goes to Paula, the Redcliffe member who is a nurse and the nurse from Glasshouse (sorry, don't know her name) who, I believe kept Bruce alive while waiting for the ambulance. Will update when more info becomes available. --snip--- To Bruce and his son, my heart goes out to you both, and your family. When could it be your turn?