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    Son hit by a pick-up truck

    I just got back from the emergency room. My oldest son was riding this afternoon and was broad-sided by a pick-up truck going through an intersection. He's suffered fairly minor injuries given the force of the impact as reported by numerous witnesses. When I got the phone call telling me what happened and where he was, panic flushed through me with incredible speed and force. Getting to the emergency room while only 40 minutes away seemed to take hours. Seeing him and realizing he was going to recover brought tears of relief. These darn kids... the stuff they put their parents through.
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    Oh man, I'm so glad he's going to be okay. I know the feelings you went through, I raised two sons. My thoughts are with him, you, and family.

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    Glad to hear he'll be O.K. Prayers and best wishes for your family.

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    Whew! Glad he is OK. That's the scariest thing in the world to me, the idea of one of my sons getting hurt.
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    So glad he is OK! What a scare you had.
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    Thank God he's ok. I have 2 boys as well and it doesn't make any difference how old they are, you still worry about them.
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    Oh man, I can't even imagine ... unless it was dog or something. And I absolutely do not intend that as a facetious remark. I am so glad everything turned out OK.
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    Someone was watching over him today. Glad he is okay and glad you are okay too.
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    That's great he's going to be OK. Were there any injuries at all? I mean, they took him to the hospital...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    I just got back from the emergency room. My oldest son was riding this afternoon and was broad-sided by a pick-up truck going through an intersection. He's suffered fairly minor injuries given the force of the impact as reported by numerous witnesses. When I got the phone call telling me what happened and where he was, panic flushed through me with incredible speed and force. Getting to the emergency room while only 40 minutes away seemed to take hours. Seeing him and realizing he was going to recover brought tears of relief. These darn kids... the stuff they put their parents through.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    "These darn kids... the stuff they put their parents through."--Hey, was it his fault??????--and be thankful, no matter whose fault, he will be OK.
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    Thank God he's all right. You must be a wreck yourself! (And no, that's not an attempt at humor)

    Hang in there, keep us informed; and continued good luck!
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    Praise God he is okay. What happened to the JAM that hit him?
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    We all have loved ones, and many of us are fathers/mothers.....your relief and fright are shared and understood. Spending some time together now might be the best thing. Very glad for you.

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    So glad to hear there were no serious injuries. Wishing a speedy recovery to your son.
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    Glad to hear that he's ok. Best wishes for a quick recovery and a return to bicycling.

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    Glad he's ok. Sic a lawyer on the b@$t@rd who hit him.
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    Your son and you have the concern and good wishes of people from all over the world. Keep strong, and (both of you) recover quickly.

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    Thank goodness he is ok. And you are as well.

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    I'm glad to hear he's OK. That's the risk we take when we are riding our bikes on the road. I almost collided with a father and son team on bicycles this morning if I did not step on the brakes immediately after they bolted in front of me. A truck blocked my view and when the light turned green, I hit the gas pedal and started slowly forward when the duo came out of nowhere. Could have been a disastrous morning to start my morning after driving the misssuss to work. Did I get furious over that? No. It could have been me in that situation on bike. Wishing your son a speedy recovery.

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    No other message than what has gone before: Thank all that is Good for his (and your) good fortune and recovery. Kids are such a blessing, but the burden is also there. God speed to you and him.

    And now that we know he is going to be okay, isn't it time to ask about the bike???
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    A couple of years ago, when my son had just learned to ride his bike (he was 6 or 7), he was riding on the street in front of our house. I had gone in the back yard to do something, my wife was watching him and watering the garden out front. Suddenly I heard the sound no parent wants to hear, a car screeching to a halt and a loud bang and the bike and car made contact. I've never run so fast.

    Turns out he bashed into the left front of the car. His bike and helmet took the brunt of the force and he was OK, but I know exactly how you feel. Good he's ok. Give him a hug and help him get through the emotional trauma as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    These darn kids... the stuff they put their parents through.


    Boy you got that sh't right!! Glad your son was okay and that it wasn't any worse.

    Several years ago my son (now 26) was with the 82nd Airborne stationed at Ft. Bragg, and would call me up every time he was scheduled to jump. For a whole 24 hrs or more I would worry about that, thinking all kinds of stuff, so much it made me sick. Sometimes he'd jump, then screw around with his friends for two days before he'd call me. Finally I had enough and told him.

    so yeah, "the stuff they put their parents through" is an understatement!!
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    I'll simply add my voice to the chorus of voices offering wishes for a quick recovery and celebration for the fact that there were no major injuries.

    And comeraderie for the adrenaline filled moments in between when you found out... and when you found out...
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    #1, He's going to be OK, thats great. Everything else, like the bike, lawsuits, and so comes in a distant second. Hope he has a speedy recovery and hops back on the bike again.
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    Someone once said, "To have children is to have your heart walking around outside your body." Glad he's gonna be ok! Keep us posted.
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