Bob Harris Today
-- Serious Injuries but no Nursing Home
for Bob Harris
From Bob's son Raider Harris:
"This is my dad at at age 84 (He's 85
now) this last summer racing flat track motorcycles. He's already won a
few trophies, and he's been told that he's the oldest man in the United
States that races dirt track. He's having a blast!
This is about two hours
before a major crash, which ended him up in the trauma unit of Fresno
Hospital. A rider went down right in front of him at 70 mph. He
the guys front wheel, and flipped end over end down the track.
broken ribs, bruised lung, sprained knee, ankle and neck. Laid up for
weeks. He's now fully recovered, and has had three races since."
"Oftentimes people Bob Harris' age don't bounce back from traumatic
injuries so easily. Being laid up
for weeks at a time could potentially cause an elderly person to
and may even mean a nursing home stay if their medical condition
does not improve."
From TM: I haven't heard that Bob Harris has passed
we can hope that this amazing man is still chugging along at 90+)
Harris Racing -- 2008
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