In the friday night thread someone mentioned a few months ago about the aftermath of a guy who was involved in an accident on his scooter and he was saying it didn't look good. I'm happy to announce that by chance I met the bloke at the richmond Shell on Punt rd today. He was on one crutch as I was about to mount my bike and told me out of the blue that he had a prang on his scooter and for me to take care. We talked for a bit and he mentioned the details of his accident as much as he could remember. He was going straight on city road and Tboned a car that was turning right across his path. He was subsequently thrown onto the car hitting the window frame then over the roof beofe he slid along the ground on his back. His saving grace was that the grounnd was wet cos it had rained and he slid rather than tumbled along the ground. He left his jacket and gloves at home because "he didn't have to go far for work and it was warm" His injuries were an injured shoulder, fractured femur that had "exploded" from the socket. He was in danger of losing his leg due to the swelling but the surgeons opened his leg up on one side along a 15 cm downward cut in order to drain the swelling and save his leg. to see him, a total stranger to me standing there gingerly walking with one crutch was great considering what I had read about him on the southbank friday thread. And YES he plans to ride again as soon as he is able. I told him about friday nights and he asked if anyone saw the actual accident but I don't think any of our crew did.