HIT FROM BEHIND BY TRUCK


Tadpole trike rider and world adventurer Matt Galat has been hit by a truck while riding thru China. His video on Facebook which I haven’t been able to find elsewhere so I could embed it here is a “selfie” he took while lying on the road waiting for an ambulance to arrive. His trailer and trike is trash as a result of being hit by the truck. Matt himself received a broken shoulder as well as some othe injuries. He appears to be okay so that is good. I think you can view the video on his Facebook page. At the time of this posting I have not been able to find anything more about this accident. I am sure glad he is basically ok and I hope he heals quickly and completely. I also hope that all works out well as far as replacement of the trike and trailer and anything else damaged or lost in the accident. “Ja Yoe!” is a Chinese phrase for expressing a desire to live life to the fullest. May Matt continue on his journey doing just that.

Matt is himself a trained EMT so he pretty much knew what was going on as far as his injuries and what he was up against. Here he is still laying on the road with the police, ambulance and paramedics on scene.

Matt Galat laying on road

Note: There are a few videos Matt made which can be viewed on his webpage and Facebook page, but I won’t include them here as they are “unlisted” and not classified as public.

I will be adding updates on this story at the bottom of this article whenever I come across them.

Here is Matt’s website where he now has a special section about his accident. I have read it and highly recommend it.

https://www.facebook.com/JaYoeLife?hc_location=timeline  Matt’s Facebook page

http://jayoe.com/  Matt’s website

Matt Galat

Matt Galat

may he continue to …

KEEP ON TRIKIN’

Here are some pictures of his trike and trailer taken after the accident. It is hopeful that the trike is salvageable. Obviously the left front wheel is damaged and will have to be replaced. I haven’t heard anything further about Matt’s condition.

Matt's damaged trailer

Matt's trike after wreck

Matt's trike after wreck 2

And here are video updates on his Facebook page:

Note: There are a few videos Matt made which can be viewed on his webpage and Facebook page, but I won’t include them here as they are “unlisted” and not classified as public.

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I repeat myself … Here is Matt’s website where he now has a special section about his accident. I have read it and highly recommend it.

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Posted on November 11, 2014, in riding, safety, tadpole trikes, videos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.