Mr Joe - serious accident

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by desmomonstro, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. desmomonstro

    desmomonstro Ol'Timer

    Being at buonissimo watching the motogp ,i heard that Mr Joe (joe mechanic) has a serious accident around town saturday ...
    Anyone has more information about it (wich hospital is he ,overall physical condition)....
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Yes unfortunately Joe (from Joes Bike Team) did have a serious accident on his sidecar a few days ago.
    A pick-up driver did a u-turn from the one-way traffic into the two-way traffic driving down the wrong side of the road & ploughing into Joe, on the super after he came out of Kamthieng heading west on the super.
    Joe's injuries included broken ribs / jaw / shoulder, plus lost his spleen, liver damage & a punctured lung.
    Not surprisingly he is in ICU & not allowed visitors.
    His condition had stabilized satisfactorily, as of yesterday.
    There is a team of close friends looking after him.
    Please do not phone Joe's / Goodwill Mc Hire for updates.
    More info will be supplied on this board by Pikey when appropriate.

    We all wish Joe a speedy healthy recovery.
  4. scotty007

    scotty007 Ol'Timer

    Terrible news! my wishes also for a quick and good recovery.
  5. Rhodie

    Rhodie Ol'Timer

    Best wishes and heal fast Joe!
  6. Robin Holmes

    Robin Holmes Ol'Timer

    Awful thing to happen. My thoughts and best wishes.
  7. scot harper

    scot harper Ol'Timer

    Sorry to hear Joe bought the farm on the street, get well soon...Scott land of OZ
  8. ajmatt

    ajmatt Active Member

    Only met him once... but is a sorry thing to happen to anyone..

    My thoughts are with you...

    As they say in England its not motorbikes that are dangerous its the others on the road!
  9. JohhnyE

    JohhnyE Ol'Timer

    And what of the pick up driver? Did he do the usual mongrel Thai job and -
    1. Run into the bushes?
    2. Blame the farang?
    3. Ask the farang for money to fix his pick up?
    And as for the Thai cops 2 & 3 applies too?
    I had been expecting Joe to ring me any day about a job I was doing for him. Now I know why he hasn't called. Hope he's ok now.
  10. rhiekel

    rhiekel Ol'Timer

    Am so sorry to hear about Joe's accident. I wish him the very best, and hope for a full and speedy recovery for him.
  11. Ian Mc

    Ian Mc Ol'Timer

    The driver of the pick-up stopped at the scene.
  12. Pikey



    A quick one to reply:

    1. The pickup driver stuck around and has tried to visit Joe several times. Also he has spoken with Joe’s wife.
    2. Blame has not been established 100% but is very likely to fall in Joe's favour
    3. Nope.

    Thai cops have been very co-operative and Joe's wife is dealing with them with a friend who's hubby is a cop.

    Joe's is far from OK but at least he's out of the woods, though it will be a fair while before he calls anyone.

    Thanks for posting the details earlier David and I will pass on everyone's wishes. Just a small correction to David's post - Joe was not on the super, rather the road that runs past Tesco's connecting the Super to the N.E corner of the moat. Joe was heading south back into town on his outfit and the pickup, heading north towards the super slung a U-turn through a gap in the central divider straight into Joe's path. Seems like there were no skidmarks so this definitely happened suddenly and gave Joe nowhere to go to avoid. This all happened friday lunchtime and Joe has no recall of the accident at the moment.

    Latest from today is that the docs have taken the hose from his mouth that was providing oxygen and now he has a regular mask on. Tonight/tomorrow they will wire up his jaw.

    I'll provide info as and when but please be patient as a) it's going to take time for him to make a full recovery, and b) sometimes my internet connection cacks out so that I can't post straight away.

    BTW, the shop will remain open monday - friday but with the emphasis on the rentals side. No heavy customer work can be taken on right now but simple stuff shouldn't be a problem.


  13. Gonzo the Face

    Gonzo the Face New Member

    Joe, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery..... Know you'll do it.....

  14. Crow Boy

    Crow Boy New Member

    Heard about the accident and very sorry to hear the news. Please pass on my best wishes. Please keep us informed of developments.

    Crow Boy
  15. Skrunge

    Skrunge New Member

    My very best wishes to Joe too. Have known him for many years.
    This is the wrong place, I know. But I'd also like to offer my congratulations, best wishes and good luck to Pikey now he has taken over from Tom after his retirement.
  16. flatouthruthefog

    flatouthruthefog New Member

    Very best wishes Joe for a full recovery - from a 4 wheeler with whom you have always been pleasant and patient.
    Last time I saw you only a week ago on the outfit you were wearing a skid lid. A first, I think! Wise man!
    Flat Out
  17. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    Warmest wishes to Joe on a speedy recovery. Sorry to see this develop.

    Jeff as we discussed, if there is anything I can do, or be of any help or hand don't hesitate to give us a bell. Best of luck.

    PICO-PICO Ol'Timer

    wishing my fellow sidecar rider good luck in rehabilitating and patience.
  19. mja34

    mja34 Ol'Timer

    best of luck joe in a speedy recovery. marcus and the oapillion.
  20. jollyroger

    jollyroger New Member

    Hang in there Joe....get well soon...let me know if there is anything I can do.........

    Jolly Roger
  21. Joko

    Joko Ol'Timer

    Get well soon Joe.

    Best wishes from all of us in Malaysia.

  22. Pikey


    Thanks for all the messages and I will pass them on to Joe. Wow, I am the bearer of good news! Joe is out of ICU as of today and in a private room. Myself, his wife Woon and Frank visited him earlier this evening and the transformation from last week is nothing short of spectacular. The tubes are out from both his mouth and his guts, he's breathing unaided and although he can't talk due to his jaw being wired shut, he indicates that he is doing OK.

    Joe still does not remember the accident, will not be able to talk for 4 weeks whilst his jaw remains wired and will have a couple of very substantial scars for which he will have to invent some barstool stories for (or maybe not necessary!). Talking of bars, he reckons his recovery would be quicker if he was allowed to drink Tiger Beer rather than water which goes to show that he is well on the mend [:)]. No indication of how long he will have to stay in hospital as it obviously all depends on his progress but I will post again with updates.


  23. Traveler1

    Traveler1 New Member

    Sorry to hear about Joe's accident. Please pass on our best wishes to him from us.
    Lynn Brown (USA), Jerry Spillman (USA), Thor Anderson (USA), Thomas Beez (Germany)
  24. Have only just read about Joe. Pikey, please pass on my best wishes and all the best for a speedy recovery.
  25. aschoch

    aschoch Member

    Pikey, can you say now in which hospital Joe is and if it is possible to visit. Also, is there anything he needs there that I could bring ?
  26. vtrman2

    vtrman2 Member

    I just got back from the Isle of Man TT Races last night, and only heard about this today.

    My best wishes to Joe, and hope he gets well as soon as possible.


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