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9/10/2016 Latest post:
On Monday afternoon 9-5-16 (labor day) my hubby Tom Newman got into a motorcycle accident on I-94 just east of Melrose. Some young kid with a van full of minors just got on 94 from Melrose, decided he had to get iff the interstate, slowed down in the right lane. So Tom and John Engst went to the left lane. Well like I said this kid decided he had to get off the interstate, he saw an emergency vehicle no u-turn on the left and decided to use it, well when he pulled into the left lane, there was 3 cars between him and my boys. The cars were able to hit their breaks to avoid it, they stopped about 10ft shy of the no u-turn approach. John went to the right you avoid the stopped cars, Tom went to the left to try and avoid an accident, John was able to avoid a crash, however my husband wasn't so lucky. He missed the 3 cars but, hit the back end of the van, pushed it in and shattered the back window. He was laying on the road and managed to roll off into the ditch. He was brought to Melrose hospital by ambulance then transported by air to St. Cloud. He had surgery when we got to St. Cloud to fix his lower left leg. They put a rod and 3 screws in. He has a fractured pelvic bone and his L1 & L2 are fractured and compressed. They did a CT and a MRI of his left knee to see how bad his knee is. Surgery was done Friday. He has a little bit of road rash on the back of his head. Other than that they are having a hard time with pain management. Thank you everyone for all your warm wishes, positive vibes, thoughts and prayers and everything you've done to help, keep them coming as we have a long road ahead of our selves but we are strong and will make it threw this!!