Family of injured biker has message for drivers

A motorcycle rider is still recovering after an accident with a semi truck.

It happened just west of Thomasboro Thursday afternoon. Joe Grosso had to be airlifted to the hospital.

He still has a long road to recovery, including a leg amputation. Now, his family wants to warn other drivers to be more aware of bikers.

"My step-father is an avid motorcycle rider and typically in the summer he rides his motorcycle to work"

Christal Gossett says Joe Grosso always wears a helmet.

"We used to joke with him about wearing all the safety equipment that he does"

It's a good thing he was on Thursday.

"His helmet essentially saved his life"

But it'll be a while before he has his life back.

"It's going to be a long process for him, a very long process"

Now, his family and other riders are pleading with drivers to be more aware.

"When it hits 70, 80 degree weather, motorcycles are everywhere, this is a big area, it's a biking community"

Mike Nugent says he's has had people run him off the road because they didn't see him.

"I was in a wreck in '86, i had a car come across the lanes and sideswipe me"

They're also encouraging bikers to wear safety gear.

"I'm looking at it a little different now, before I used to think it was your choice, but now it resonates a little more home to me"

"I won't be back on a motorcycle without a helmet"

Above all, they say everyone on the road should take a second to look.

"Slow down and don't be in such a hurry, we all have loved ones that ride"

The family stressed that Grosso was still severely injured despite all of his safety gear.

They say that's why it's important people know to be extra careful, especially with the warm weather.


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