Dan Laur

First post: Oct 5, 2021 Latest post: Aug 3, 2022
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On October 3rd, Dan was heading north on Range Line road. Just after he passed Green Tree, his motorcycle left the road. He clipped a mailbox (with his handlebar most likely) and a fire hydrant with his exhaust. After that his bike did return to the road, but we don't think it was entirely straight, thus he fell and slid with the bike on top of him. Initially, we thought he was discharged from his bike, but after speaking with the officer at the scene, we learned that the bike did fall on top of him.

Since Dan has not regained consciousness since the accident, and he was alone, we are only left with speculation as to what happened. We have learned that he had recently  been having issues with his clutch "kicking  out". Since he was coming from a stop sign we think that maybe the clutch kicked out, either causing him to look down or the bike to go a bit wobbly, and then adding in the damp road conditions, he just lost control. 

His injuries are quite extensive and include: left facial fractures, bruising & fractures in the skull, a subarachnoid hemorrhage (scattered), a subdural hematoma (on the right side), a cerebral intraparenchymal hemorrhage (in the brain stem),  an intraventricular hemorrhage (3rd ventricle), a left broken scapula, broken ribs 2-10 on his left side, bruising and bleeding in his lungs and a broken left foot. 

Because of his traumatic brain injury,  it is incredibly difficult to get any type of estimate on his prognosis just yet. Much of these next few weeks are going to be a waiting game, but we will do our best to keep you updated with each bit of progress.