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Last night a recently famous local rider was critically injured when a car pulled out from a stop sign in front of Joshua.
He was riding with a few others yesterday evening.

Joshua started a riding group largely with the use of social media, and it has grown to many cities in WI. They often do rides to meet up in Chicago with 'chicago united', etc.

There have been some critics of the group, but by and large, it has overwhelming success and growth.
Many have T shirts, stickers, caps, etc. with the logo.

This is the main face book group page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WisconsinMotorcycleGroupRides/

Lately, WMGR has been doing ride meets on Tuesday nights in Milwaukee. Taco Tuesdays

Tonight- we met- about 80 of us and rode to the Hospital where he is in the ICU- critically injured.
I have heard the extent of his injuries- I'll sum it up as critically injured.

We had called ahead, and the security of this large hospital system were ready for us and allowed us to ride up to the top floor of the main parking garages. Everyone was cool, no one rev bombed, etc. We showed respect and they were hanging out with us on the top of the parking garage- no problems or drama.







We all signed that large card you see there, and they'll put it in his room.



Please pray for our injured brother, his long term prognosis is not good. Godspeed Joshua Hoeft
 

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UPdate on Joshua,

He has been out of ICU and in a regular room.
He has a trachesotomy, but is breathing on his own.
He keeps his eyes open and was tracking me in the room some. He can grip his hand.
He still has the right side of his cranium skull bone removed.
He is in contact precautions and is on Vacomycin IV.- I didn't ask the staff about the medical things.

I plan to go see him about once a week, in hopes of seeing progress.

We're still praying for you Joshua for a good and hopefully full recovery.
 

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Any word on the accident report?
I hope he sues the crap out of the cager as he'll probably never work again.
 

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Damn, Sorry to hear this brother. I hope he gets through this well, and in tact... I have heard of that group. Never heard anything bad about them...
 

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Don't know on the accident report.

I've been to see him a few more times, not much change. He still tracks you when you're on his left side with his eyes. He's trached and can't talk even if he is able to.

Time will tell. Last time I saw him they still have his right skull bone removed.

There is a big benefit ride for him today to try and help with his bills. I thought he had a good job with good insurance, and hopefully the insurance of the person causing the accident.
 

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I went to see Joshua again today

They reversed his trach, so he's breathing thru his own mouth/nose again on his own!
Still not talking, I think I heard him make some noise though, it's a start.
Still have the Rt part of his skull bone removed too.

His hygiene is great, they keep him cleaned up and clean shaven!

God speed Joshua!
 

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More updates,
I think I mention he had his top right skull bone removed to relieve swelling and pressure in his head. They put it back a few weeks ago, it got infected and they removed it again.
He has now been transferred to another hospital here in Milwaukee as well. His mom is legal guardian, and won't allow other visitors again now.

There was a big planned benefit for Joshua yesterday, they had good weather and went off really well!

 

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Damn hate you hear about your friend, glad to read he is making done progress in his recovery. Did they bring charges on the driver that pulled out in front of him?

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Any current update on his status? My wife had a similar incident with a woman making a left-turn in front of her but she was lucky to hit the front fender and fly over the car instead of hitting the cabin and having to deal with the blunt force trauma. These kinds of "accidents" are always avoidable if people would just pay attention to the road.
 

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Hello,
I'm not sure about charges on the driver, etc.

He is now in a Rehab type home out of the hospital.
Still is missing the Rt top half of his skull bone. They took out to relieve the pressure form the swelling/bleeding intracranially. /They put it back but it got infected, so removed again, months ago. He wears a helmet like a bike helmet a lot to protect his brain.

He has to have an ambulance ride when he sees any of his doctors, etc.
Still making small/slow progress though.

Prayers for you brother
 

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+1 on him fully recovering.

I'm impressed that you and other riders are providing so much support.

I gather that a major issue is the head trauma. Do you happen to know what sort of helmet he had? It sounds like he went head first into the car. Do you know any more?
 

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+1 on him fully recovering.

I'm impressed that you and other riders are providing so much support.

I gather that a major issue is the head trauma. Do you happen to know what sort of helmet he had? It sounds like he went head first into the car. Do you know any more?
Thanks all for your good wishes.
Yes, major ICH= Intracranial Hemorrhage.
I don't know what brand, probably a name brand/good one though of helmet.
He often did not wear a helmet also, he was starting to more at the time of his crash.
I was not there. I spoke to one that was riding with him that day/evening.
He was wearing a helmet. Something was said however that it actually came off during the collusion?
Perhaps it was not strapped, or strapped snugly?

Yes, I was told he went head first into the side of the roof on the car that had pulled out on him from a stop sign.
I saw photos of the car, driver door dented in, and just above it the dent in the roof above the driver door.
IIRC, it was July 15th, 2019.
 

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He certainly didn't deserve that and I feel badly for an injured fellow rider but some of his behavior seemed to invite it. I found a picture of him in a T-shirt and what look like tennis shoes. Even occasional riding with no helmet is foolhardy IMO. Still I wish him well, though it sounds like it's going to be a long recovery.

P.S. "collusion" is what Trump and Giuliani do (couldn't resist).
 

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P.S. "collusion" is what Trump and Giuliani do (couldn't resist).
Touche Bill! I hope I spelled that one right!
 
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