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A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« on: February 20, 2023, 03:18:55 PM »
Sunday morning 19th Feb Lindsay on his new GL1800 and his brother Ken on his recently purchased 2009 GL1800 were travelling west from Ravensthorpe WA.
With CC set they were doing about 108 to 110.
A car with a small U-Haul trailer on it was travelling in the opposite direction.
It appears that the driver lost control crossing on to Lindsay's side of the road and colliding head on with Lindsay.
The car and trailer then took out Ken before rolling over and ending up in the ditch on the side of the road.
I am very sure Ken was killed instantly.
Lindsay was flown to Perth.
I have just come from Royal Perth Hospital having visited Lindsay in ICU.
He was still sedated but has had his right leg amputated above the knee and there is some concern about his spleen.
He will have another operation on his leg tomorrow (Tuesday).
The above is my version off events. I was travelling about 500m to 1km behind Ken.
I looked up to see the car and trailer rolling over off the road and into the ditch.
It was not until I was almost at the car that I become aware of the extent of the incident.
This occurred about 40 kms west of Ravenshorpe at about 8:45 am.
The investigating dective rang me this morning having been on site until 4am today.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2023, 03:45:29 PM »
I'm speechless but praying Lindsay pulls through.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2023, 03:57:55 PM »
My condolences to Kens family, and best wishes for Lindsays recovery. Lindsay doesnt need this extra burden in his life..

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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2023, 04:11:13 PM »
Thanks for letting us know Glen.   So sad to hear that Ken died in the accident and condolences to his family.    There are many who will need support, including Lindsay, the car driver, Glen and all of the families of those involved.   Just horrible news.......
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2023, 04:20:53 PM »
Sad to hear
RIP Ken
Thinking of you Lindsay. Hope you cope well with the injuries
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2023, 08:50:01 PM »
Wow, what a shock, I'm sitting here absolutely stunned, what horrible news!   :fp

Please pass on our condolences to all involved.

Best wishes to Lindsay and to you too, Glen...


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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2023, 09:57:45 PM »
So tragic, condolences to all families.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2023, 11:19:23 AM »
That is really, truly awful.  Our condolences to all involved.  It could easily have been any of us. I guess mostly we acknowledge the risk but never really think it would happen to us to to someone that we know.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2023, 12:25:45 PM »
Awful news.

Condolences to Ken's family and hope that Lindsay recovers.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2023, 02:52:23 PM »
Thanks for posting.  Tragic.  Trust Lindsay recovers.  We can never be too careful, but sometimes it's out of our control.   :'(
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2023, 03:00:03 PM »
Shocking. My condolences to all effected.
 

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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2023, 07:42:09 PM »
So sad to hear this 😢deepest condolences to Kenís family and friends and wishing Lindsay comfort and fortitude on his road to recovery, thoughts and prayers with all. Thank you Glen for letting us know🙏.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2023, 11:46:04 PM »
That is just horrific.Condolences to Kens family and hoping that Lindsay pulls through and starts the long road to recovery. I was talking to Lindsay at Mannum about his new Wing.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2023, 07:45:48 AM »
Thank you for letting us know WAG, condolences to Kenís family and friends and best wishes for Lindsay's recovery.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2023, 09:44:12 AM »
Tragic news. Condolences to Ken's family and friends. Praying Lindsay recovers and can come to terms with his awful loss and personal injury. Glen, I hope you also receive support for what you have witnessed. This is a great community and I know we are all here to help however we can. 
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2023, 10:51:58 AM »
Such sad news.

Condolences to Ken's family and friends.

Wishing Lindsay the best recovery.

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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2023, 04:38:54 PM »
Go fund me pages have been set up for Lindsay
https://gofund.me/f61b10bd
and Ken's Wife
www.gofundme.com/f/ken-topperwien

Updates below are from Lindsay's daughter.
Friday Lindsay Update:
We were called this morning and asked to consent to him having surgery on his right hand ring finger. Heís smashed it good and it needs pins in to help it heal. He probably will have limited movement of that finger in the future.
His stump closing surgery probably wonít happen for quite some time but they will go in and clean it up again while heís in surgery. At this stage surgery may be tomorrow morning.
Tonight he may start dialysis as his kidneys are still not happy.
He will remain intubated till after surgery (when ever that may be) and then his sedation will start the journey of being fully lifted.
No fever now so that is good.

Saturday morning update:
Dad is currently in surgery for his crushed finger. Hopefully plastics will have a look at his leg as well. We donít know how long surgery will last.
He started dialysis last night and will continue that after his surgery.
My understanding is that the goal will then be to reduce the sedative and eventually remove his intubation tube as he starts responding to stimulus.

I will continue to post updates in this thread.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2023, 04:55:14 PM »
Hi WAG, let me know if it's OK to post the Go Fund me links on the 2 FB pages.


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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2023, 05:29:15 PM »
Hi WAG, let me know if it's OK to post the Go Fund me links on the 2 FB pages.
I would think the more places the better.
Although I am on FB and watch the OzSTOC group I am not a big fan of FB.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2023, 05:34:42 PM »
Hi WAG, let me know if it's OK to post the Go Fund me links on the 2 FB pages.
I would think the more places the better.
Although I am on FB and watch the OzSTOC group I am not a big fan of FB.

Thanks Glen, i will keep it short and sweet and post the 2 Go Fund me Links.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2023, 06:10:25 PM »
Oh no. Such terrible news. I hate that one's and one's family's lives can be turned so tragic and chaotic within seconds and without warning. All the best Lindsay in this bloody awful time. Thanks for the updates WAG. Will help out on go fund me. Fully respect the outpouring of emotion within this group. Thank you all.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2023, 06:38:28 PM »
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2023, 07:19:29 PM »
Some better news from Deborah:-

Saturday afternoon update:
They managed to close dads stump!! 🎉
We are in ICU. Dad has a healthy stump 😆 The operation went well. Heís still intubated but they are trying to wake him slowly.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2023, 08:09:51 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated Glen.

I hope you're doing ok & getting the support you need.

Some donations made via the Facebook links.
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Re: A very Sad Day19/2/2023
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2023, 09:47:56 PM »
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