Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jody is OK!

One Rushed To Hospital After Motorcycle Crash

By Shana Smith
A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital Friday after a crash in Spartanburg.
The driver of a 2006 Honda motorcycle was rushed to the hospital Friday after a crash in Spartanburg, according to troopers.

The wreck, on Highway 11 just south of Chesnee, happened at 3 p.m.
According to Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 30-year old Joseph Gowan was traveling south on Highway 11 when he approached the intersection at Bill Lattimore Road, when the motorcycle overturned and Gowan was ejected.

Gowan was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Watch News Channel 7 and for updates.

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May 14th, 2010 is the day that my long time friend, best-man, and co-worker had a motorcycle wreck.  Unlike the story above would have you believe, Jody was wearing a helmet and he lost control because someone pulled out in front of him.  I feel the need to also mention that instead of correcting their facts and issuing an apology, WSPA choose to simply take down the story.  Moving on....

Jody is expected to make a full recovery in the coming weeks.  Initially, he was at Spartanburg Regional Hospital for one and a half weeks.  A week of which was spent in the ICU.  Speaking of the ICU, his first nurse (Seth) rocked.  He kept motivating Jody and kept his family and friends informed throughout the stay.  He has now been moved over to Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenville.  Apparently this is the best place for him right now.  They are expecting him to make a full recovery and his stay with them should last between 10-14 days.  Right now it's all about whatever it takes to get him well and back to a normal life.  He has a lot of friends and family and they are all supporting him and praying for his speedy recovery.

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised about WSPA not amending to the story as details became available. I guess they only do that on large stories or something.

    Jody will be friend #3 of mine who have either been killed or injured due to motorcycle accidents. I'm just thankful that unlike some of my other friends, that he will be able to walk away from this. And, more importantly, that he has such supportive friends to help him through it all!