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Old 05-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Canadians DOWN in Santa Barbara, CA

On May 29th, a husband and wife from Toronto Canada, were riding their cruiser two up on a straight, two lane frontage road that runs along U.S.101 in Santa Barbara.
Some under the influence fuck, went over the double yellow and took the 60-something year old couple out. Both lost their left legs and I believe the woman may have lost her left arm.
These people had NO CHANCE or options...

I am looking into finding out what we can do to help this couple out- stay tuned...

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Another needless tragedy. Thanks for looking into this further. I will, as requested , stay tuned.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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That really sucks, I have heard nothing about that up here, but I am not a big news man either.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for letting us know. I'll be watching for more news.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for letting us know. I'll be watching for more news.
let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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Mr. & Mrs. Atwood are recovering at:
Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital
400 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

They have family visiting from Canada until their release. Mr. Atwood told me he has been riding motorcycles for 40 years, and never experienced an accident. Unfortunately, this was quite a devastating incident.
I'm sure cards would be appreciated.

Firefighters got together and donated a few nice dinners at some Santa Barbara eateries for the Atwood's visiting family from Canada.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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Mr. & Mrs. Atwood are recovering at:
Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital
400 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

They have family visiting from Canada until their release. Mr. Atwood told me he has been riding motorcycles for 40 years, and never experienced an accident. Unfortunately, this was quite a devastating incident.
I'm sure cards would be appreciated.

Firefighters got together and donated a few nice dinners at some Santa Barbara eateries for the Atwood's visiting family from Canada.
thanks for updating us on this.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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The Atwood's are flying out of Santa Barbara via LAX to Toronto, Sunday AM 6-9-13. They still are on the road to recovery, but sound like they are in good spirits and ready to get back to the Great White North.
Their sons and wives were able to spend the last week with them here in SB.
All the best to the Atwood's and their road to recovery...
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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what a needless tradgedy... that UNDER THE INFLUENCE FUCK needs to pay for what he did. the courts are not enough to replace the loss this couple has recieved. if you can get this couples address in canada i would gladly send them anything to help them out. that is so sad. and just pisses me off to no end when i hear about people like that.

Glad to here theyre alive at least and theyre recovering back home with theyre families... keep on trucking Atwood family
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #10
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The Atwood's are flying out of Santa Barbara via LAX to Toronto, Sunday AM 6-9-13. They still are on the road to recovery, but sound like they are in good spirits and ready to get back to the Great White North.
Their sons and wives were able to spend the last week with them here in SB.
All the best to the Atwood's and their road to recovery...
Wow - I'm surprised that they were able to fly out that quickly after multiple amputations...
At that age, it's likely wheelchairs for them for the rest of their life...
Any idea where in Canada they hail from? (I'm guessing Toronto since that's where they're flying back to - but Toronto is also a big connecting point)
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #11
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Any idea where in Canada they hail from? (I'm guessing Toronto since that's where they're flying back to - but Toronto is also a big connecting point)
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #12
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what a needless tradgedy... that UNDER THE INFLUENCE FUCK needs to pay for what he did. the courts are not enough to replace the loss this couple has recieved.
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