my father was struck by a car
February 15, 2009 9:48am CST
I am just on my wqay to dtive 90 minutes to go visit my father. Last week he was walking down the street at abour 7 pm on his way to the legion to play some darts when WHAM! he was struck by a woman who was in a hurry and slammed into the poor man as he was crossing a brightly lit street. She threw him over 30 feet. His arm and his sternum were shattered and she struck him (which dented the hood all up and broke the headlight of her car) and the his other arm shattered when he landed. He had one surgery to repair the bones in his hand last week, and now he will have another surgery next week to try to rebuild the fractures on the other side of his body. I am told that there is not damage to his organs, thank goodness. Still he is over 60 and he will not heal as well as younger folks. He is diabetic, so at any moment there could be a complication develop and it could literally kill him. I can't stand the thught of my father being taken from me because some dippy b1tch wasn't paying attention because she was in a hurry. I don't know how she couldn't see him. He is a 6 foot tall 270 lb man. How fast must she have been going to throw him that far? FROM A STOP SIGN no less. She was supposed to have stopped for the sign at that corner. I bet she never did. Poor guy never had a chance. I hope my folks sue the crap out of her. He can't work, can't feed himself or even wipe his azz after he has a crap. That's humiliating for a grown man. OOOH I am so mad.
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16 Feb 09
Thank you very much. Unfortunately I do not believe that she truly does understand what she has done to us. My father is 62 and diabetic. If he gets infection in any of the wounds from surgery he is more likely to develop gangrene and die. I am not even exaggerating. I bet she has cut about 10 years off his life. That only leaves him with about 5 to 7 more (his life expectancy was about 72 to 77 before the incident). I want the lawyers to let the courts know that my 4-year-old will have his grandfather for less time because that woman was negligent. It's tragic. That's true. It certainly does teach a lesson.
2 Mar 09
Thank you corty. He has had his surgeries, but though he came out of them alright, he will suffer permanent damage that cannpt be reversed or healed. He may never be able to use his thumb again. He won't be able to work for the better part of the year, plus physio after he heals from surgery. Poor guy. Thank you for asking about him though.
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2 Mar 09
I am happy to hear he is on the road to recovery! He has a tough road ahead of him, but it's been said it's harder to live than to die. He sounds like a fighter to me, and an inspiration! Makes me feel silly and shallow to complain about my cell phone or a pair of shoes when there are people like your dad out there.
2 Mar 09
thank you milady for asking. like I answered corty above he is through the stage of having surgeries, but is permanently damaged and far off of full recovery. I continue to hope and pray for him. I'm sure everything will work itself out alright eventually, but it will take a long time.
16 Feb 09
The driver was charged with careless driving or some such. This is not very Christian of me, but at the moment I hope she feels like a big stinky bag of goat turds! He is in so much pain! The have to give him so much in the way of painkillers to be able to sleep that he halucinates.