I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Kevin was involved in a motorcycle accident today. I can’t even wrap my brain around that. This all seems like one big nightmare.

Please God, wake me up.

I cried all day. I’m surprised I have any tears left. I keep thinking about how it happened. I keep thinking … I need to stop thinking.

He was on his way to meet some friends for lunch. He was approaching a bridge and the road narrowed to accommodate for that bridge. A woman, not paying attention and doing only God knows what, swerved into his lane – he had no where to maneuver, he was on a bridge.

It was a head-on collision. He went flying and witnesses say he hit a guard rail, though thankfully, he doesn’t remember that part.

But he does remember hitting the ground.

The driver took off.

Thankfully, there were witnesses that stopped and called for help. One was a youth pastor at a nearby church. He happened to be on his motorcycle and saw the whole thing. He later came by to check on Kevin at the hospital – he said he would not be riding his motorcycle any more.

A nurse also stopped to help. She prayed over him.

His pelvis is shattered. Praise God that is all that is wrong with him. Miraculously, nothing else was broken – his spine is fine, his neck is fine and other than scrapes and bruises, he’s okay.

But his pelvis is pretty messed up. Springfield doesn’t have anyone in town that can perform surgery on him. So, we’re driving up to Columbia tonight, with his parents, to be with him for the surgery.

He was in a lot of pain when we left him at the hospital.

I can’t believe I’m typing this. It feels like one of my fiction stories.

God was watching out for him today – it could have been so much worse.

I’ll try and update you in the coming days.

Please pray for us.

11 thoughts on “Shattered”

  1. OMG I was shocked to read this. Motorcycle accidents are just the worst! Hopefully the pelvis will be the extent of his problems! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers 🙂

  2. My little boy’s team of doctors are all in the U of M healthcare system in Columbia- they are an excellent team of doctors. Yours is in good hands. I’m so sorry about the scary accident. 😦

  3. I’m so sorry Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you here at the Sunshine household.

  4. Lord almighty look over this man and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. My heart skipped a few beats when I first saw your tweet about the crash. I can’t believe that the lady who hit him sped off! What a (insert a few choice words here)!

    I’ll be praying for you and Kevin. For comfort for you and your family, for the doctors that will be doing the surgery, and most of all for complete healing/recovery for Kevin.


  6. Dear Karen,

    You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. I know too well about motorcycle accidents; my 37 year old brother was killed nine years ago on May 20, 2001 in a motorcycle crash. A 20 year old woman made a left turn, assuming no one was behind a truck, and my brother, going straight & having the right of way, struck the side of her car while she turned. An off-duty detective stopped to help my brother, and a woman who heard the crash held his hand, told him to take a breath, and told him that help was on the way (she even came to the wake, God bless her). Not a day has passed that I haven’t thought of my brother. It was four days before his fifth wedding anniversary, and he had a five-month-old boy. Devastating is the only word. I’m very close to my nephew.

    I pray all goes well with Kevin’s surgery and that he is kept pain-free. He has a long road of recovery ahead of him.

    I was a cop for 21 years, and I handled accidents in the street, and when I transferred to Public Information, I used to write press releases on the fatal motor vehicle accidents on the roads of Suffolk County; I wrote them at least once a week, if not several times a week. It used to boggle my mind, how indiscriminate these accidents were and continue to be.

    My heart breaks for you. What a tremendous relief that he is alive.

    I’m praying for you & your family.


  7. Karen, please know that we will keep your entire family in our prayers in the upcoming week. Thank God more didn’t happen, though I understand what a struggle it will be for him to recover from surgery on a shattered pelvis. I am so sorry you guys are going through this, and it seems so unfair. I cannot believe the woman took off. That is insane. Please keep up updated on everything. I’m thinking about you.

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