Last night I was taking the girls out and witnessed a motorcycle accident. A woman changed lanes without seeing the motorcycle and he ran into her car and flew off. We were right next to her car when it happened. All we heard was the crashing sound and saw all the pieces flying!
I slammed my car in park and ran over to him. I was the first one to get there. I did not know what I was going to find. He was rolling around on the grass moaning. I was trying to calm him down and told him not to move as I called 911.
Calling 911 from your cell takes you to the State Police. I forgot that! I was just saying "I am on the on ramps of 495!" Then I realized I needed more detail!
The poor man's boot had come off and his heel was just hanging there. I have never seen anything like it. Thank god for helmet laws in Massachusetts! He had a full helmet, not like the ones that just fit on top of your head. I think he may have hit the pole. He was laying right next to it.
Thank god there was a nurse who had stopped to help. She was asking him questions and knew he had a compound fracture. She stayed with him until help came.
My 2 girls (16 & 13) came running over when I told them to get back to the car. I did not want them to see his leg and foot.
I think that may have been the worst of his injuries. He was alert, knew where he was. He was grabbing his cigarettes to smoke one!
There were so many people around. I knew he was going to be ok with the nurse and others there. I ended up leaving as the police were about there. I did not want my girls to see it all. They were so shaken up. I feel guilty now for not staying. But what more could I do? I did call the police and spoke to them. They took my name and # in case they needed me.
I hope this morning he is ok!