20-Year-Old Rider Paralyzed From The Waist Down

A 20-year-old Arizona man has been moved to Craig Rehab Center in Denver, Colorado after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Gregory Lee Cook was riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle last week around 9 p.m. when he missed a curve in the road and crashed into a fence and a large pile of rocks. Rescuers say he was thrown 50 feet from his bike.

Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor, but say that speed could have been.

Cook’s grandfather, Bill, said, “The doctors told him it will take a miracle for him to walk again.”

Cook’s family has established a fund at a local bank to accept donations for his medical care.

Tragic accidents like this reinforce the need for motorcycle safety. Driving at night is inherently more hazardous. Driving at excessive rates of speed is never a good idea, but especially not so at night. The more people who stay aware of safe riding practices, the less tragedies we will see on the road.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Did your accident happen at night, or did excessive speed play a factor?

Metier Law Firm – Denver injury attorneys

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