His right leg was missing. That would only be used for the rear brake on most bikes. Makes sense he noticed it was missing when he went to stop - that is if it makes sense that he didn’t notice that his leg was off.
One of my coworkers is a motorcycle rider. He came in yesterday and seemed to be a little tired and out of it. Turned out he’d come off his bike at 100mph at a race track. Luckily he had helmet and full protective gear on (all of which is now scrap, having served its purpose). His HMO told him it would be several days before he could see a doctor.
We all made a lot of noise about this and our manager gave him a direct order to get his ass to the ER asap. He’s OK, banged up but nothing serious. I assume he had at least some minor head thumping which accounted for the “dazed and confused” appearance.
Something’s not right there. HMO’s don’t tell people they can’t go to the emergency room after a 100 mph accident. In fact, there is no reason to talk to the HMO at all. You just go to the emergency room, they treat you as needed and then the HMO pays the bill. There are some things wrong with our medical system but that is one of them. The story doesn’t make any sense.
This one time, at summer camp (heh), I was in an accident once which opened a laceration on the back of my calf that required two layers of stitching. The ER doc said it looked like it had been laid open by a broadsword. I swear I didn’t feel a thing and got up and was walking around and didn’t even notice it until someone screamed, “LOOK AT HER LEG!!!” It still didn’t feel a thing until they stuck a gigantic needle full of novacaine or whatever in there to numb it up for the stitching. That was when I began screaming.
I can kinda understand the excruciating pain and adrenalin from an accident masking that part of a limb is missing. But don’t you need both feet on the bike for balance? I know you could ride a bike with a missing limb by making some adjustments, but in this case I would vote for out of his mind intoxicated.
Well keep in mind it was coming from a guy who took a tumble at high speed. As near as I can tell, he tried to make an appointment to see a doctor and was told the next available time was a few days later. This implies that he didn’t use words like “I crashed at 100mph” at any point in that conversation.
My reaction upon hearing this was the same as yours - you don’t call for an appointment, you don’t ask permission, you get your butt driven down to the ER immediately.