After Florida motorcycle accident, rider loses part of leg

He has logged over a million miles on his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycles always bedecked with a large American flag. How many more miles he might be able to ride on a motorcycle is now in doubt. The 61-year-old man had part of a leg amputated after a motorcycle accident in the north central part of the Florida panhandle, about 300 miles northwest of Clermont. The accident happened just after six on a recent Sunday morning when the former Wisconsin state senator was riding his Harley on Interstate 10 in Jackson County. He was riding in the inside lane when a SUV suddenly shifted from the outside lane and into the median. The driver of the Ford had lost control of the vehicle; it rolled, landing on its side on the highway. The former politician tried to avoid the wreck, but clipped the rear of the SUV. He was thrown from his 2009 Harley, sustaining serious injuries that resulted in the amputation. The driver of the SUV was ticketed for failing to maintain his lane and for driving with a suspended driver’s license, which is surprising that he didn’t need a west palm dui lawyer as well. He and a passenger were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The former senator is known in Wisconsin for his passion for motorcycling. He put more than a million miles on his 1991 Harley, always decorated with a large American flag that not only displayed his patriotism, but also his awareness of his need as a motorcyclist to be seen by other motorists. He has apparently in recent years had health issues that required hospitalization. Here’s hoping he gets back on the road soon with a flag flying behind him.

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