The only driver's I have seen worse than New Mexican's are Roman's and they believe all traffic rules are suggestions. Well New Mexican think most of the traffic rules are suggestions. They don't use their blinkers, they cut across 3-4 lanes of traffic at once and expect those they cut off to just react, they drive distracted and they go at least 20 miles over the speed limit at all times! It's amazing we haven't been in a crash until now. The other day Rob came home with his hair a mess just 30 minutes or so after he left. While getting onto the on ramp for the high way a semi hit him while going about 25-30 mph.
Rob never saw it coming. He said, at one point he was slowing down and the next he was airborne. He did a "good combat roll" and jumped right back up. His motorcycle is a total loss.
He was acting a little funny when he came home so I really wanted to take him in, but he said he had to go to work. He only got to stay at work for a short time before the boss told him he had to go to the ED. He went to the VA and with his report back of what they did and didn't do, the way the doctor acted towards him and the nurses and the absurd amount of time it took (he wasn't home until 4 pm) I solidified my opinion of VA hospitals and how I will never ever work at one! The doctor never even looked at him, he just looked at his scans and x-rays that were ordered by the triage nurse! All Rob had to do was take off his shirt and I saw a huge bruise on his lower abdomen. He made an actually appointment with his primary care physician for a same day appointment the next day to get all the things they didn't check out, checked out! Luckily the bruise was not not internal bleeding. He got away with cuts, bruises, a broken thumb and a TBI. He was forced to take 2 weeks of conversant leave which he thought was ridiculous, but after a couple days realized he needed. He was one of the only smart people in New Mexico and was wearing his helmet. His uniform miraculously kept him from getting road rash! That stuff is made of some pretty awesome material! I am so thankful that he was kept safe. This definitely could have been much worse!