Motorcyclist fighting for his life after crash, family sends strong message to drivers
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
On Sunday, Aug.12th around 2:30 p.m. 49-year-old Mike Adams took a quick trip to the store on his motorcycle, but he never made it back home.
His family later learned that a car crashed into his bike near Charleston and Decatur Boulevard.
Mike’s wife, Carol Adams, said she knew something was wrong when he was gone for so long.
"I was sitting here thinking that's a long time just to go across the road. So I called his phone and a lady from UMC Trauma answered and asked, was he dead," she said.
Mike barely survived, paramedics rushed him to the hospital in critical condition. He's now on a ventilator and suffering from numerous internal injuries and broken bones.
"He did have a broken skull and his ears were bleeding for a couple of days," said his daughter, Olivia Adams.
Mike's wife says police told her that he wasn't at fault and the car that hit him ran a stoplight.
"They said I’ve got to tell you, it was not your husband's fault." Carol shared.
Eric Ruffin manages the Riders Academy at Harley Davidson of Nevada, they focus on making sure bikers are trained to stay safe on the roadways.
"You never know what's around the next corner, so we have to pay attention to everything that goes on around us," said Ruffin.
Ruffin went on to say that biker safety is also in the hands of the people driving on four wheels.
"Follow your distance correctly and just look and pay attention. Pay attention," Ruffin reiterated.
Now, as Mike's family is focused on his recovery. They're also faced with financial worries, as their households sole provider, is in the hospital fighting for his life.
"We may end up with no home and this is all because somebody runs a light, we will be homeless. People need to stop running those lights just to save themselves a few seconds, they devastate people's lives," said Carol.
The Adams family is waiting for doctors to remove his breathing tube to see what happens next.
In the meantime, they've set up a GoFundMe account to help with their expenses during this difficult time. If you would like to donate, click here.