Safety urged as motorcyclists come out of winter hibernation
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By DON O’BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Brad Dooley took his eyes off the road for just a few seconds, a decision that nearly cost him his life.

Riding his brand new Harley-Davidson Springer west on Broadway in Quincy near the Quincy Mall on March 6, 2000, Dooley was stuck in traffic. The right lane of traffic was blocked off near the entrance to McDonald’s, meaning there was a backlog of traffic in the left lane. He decided to zip up the right lane and try to find a way into the left when he got near the blockage.

Dooley didn’t realize it at the moment, but there was a small opening in the left-lane traffic as someone was letting another driver who was going east turn left into the mall entrance at 33rd and Broadway.

“(The car) was 30 feet in front of me by the time I noticed it and I was going 35 to 40 (mph),” Dooley said. “There wasn’t even time to say one bad word.”

Dooley was in the intensive care unit at Blessing Hospital for the next six days with a laundry list of injuries. He broke both of his cheek bones, his right eye socket and nose. He had a skull fracture, a broken right jaw, a compression fracture to two discs in his lower back, a broken right leg below his knee and a crushed left ankle.

Dooley also was leaking spinal fluid in his brain.

“I’m lucky to be here,” the 59-year-old Dooley…………… continues on Quincy Herald Whig

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