Got a call this morning that John may have been in an accident but the details were all sketchy. After a bunch of phone calls I was able to get this info from a friend with a Blue Knights connection:John was involved in a 1 vehicle motorcycle accident this afternoon, in French Settlement. He was apparently passing a vehicle and realized he could not make it and hit his rear brakes and started skidding, then when he hit his front brakes he high sided his bike. Upon hitting the ground he rolled approx 50 ft. All of this is per the reporting deputy.
He is now at Our Lady of the Lake (hospital) in Baton Rouge in ICU. He has a slight brain bleed on one side, which the neurologist is saying is minor. He also has a broken clavicle and several broken ribs. He is under heavy sedation at this time. He does respond to verbal stimulus but has not been fully conscious since the accident. Please do not go to visit expecting to see him in ICU as this time should be for family only, as only 2 people can visit at a time during a 30 minute slot. Don't let this stop you from going to the hospital and visiting with his family, just do not take the visiting time from his family.
A little while after that I got this info from John's wife after a friend was able to track her down on Facebook:"I just left ICU and he is has been weened off of sedation. He is responsive to my voice but hasn't opened his eyes. I will be back at the hospital around 330. This is a good sign. Keep him in your prayers. Thanks!"
It seems that his condition is improving, but everyone please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
John and his son Travis on our Highlands, NC trip 2 years ago: