I took these pictures of my dad about 2 weeks ago. He absolutely LOVES taking these crazy 75 mile bike rides every Saturday morning.
This past Saturday’s ride did not turn out well. Riding about 12 miles North of Sulphur with a group of guys, he fell. We’ve received numerous calls these past three days, with people saying they heard he was on a motorcycle, that it was a head injury, spinal injury, etc. News travels fast, I know, especially when “Dr. Ardoin” got in such a bad wreck. So, to clarify the travelling news, he was riding in a “pack” (kind of like ducks in the sky) and his tire rubbed another guys’ tire going 27 mph & he flipped over the bike, landing on his head & sliding about 10 feet down the pavement. His collarbone is broken in numerous places and his pelvic bone is cracked in two places.
He’ll be in the hospital for a number of days, until he can move. Right now, he just can’t. We don’t know much more than that so far… being two bad injuries that have to heal on their own, it will probably just take lots of time.
Please keep him in your prayers.