"so we go tell god tenki dat everyone be ok afta a been get in wan small accident wit Honda." Now everyone in Kabala will be calling me "rough rider" a title I do not think is justified, but there is little I can do now to shake it off. "Me na Bobo Pain" is the title of a song here in Sierra Leone. Thats what they call me; someone who has many troubles and injuries. Last night I had a collision with another honda. I was passing a bike on the road just as it was getting dark and didn't see the oncoming motorcycle. I was going too fast and he did not have his light on. I am none the worse for wear aside from a small flight through the air and minor road rash. The bike also escaped much damage. But the other rider was not as fortunate. His bike is somewhat damaged and he had a serious cut to his nose and mouth. His passenger, a girl from a nearby village had a minor bruise to her leg only. So it was a busy night last night. I am very thankful for the people I have got to know here. Within seconds some of the guys who I work with happened to be there, and within minutes, Mozel Pratt the contractor I am working with, and about 10 guys from our site were there to bring the other guy and his rider to the pharmacy and hospital and take care of me, the motorbikes. It was very comforting. Likewise the CES staff were around in seconds to handle things at the hospital.
So now it is back to work. I checked at the hospital this morning and everyone is doing alright, apart from another guy who works for us who happened to get in a fight last night and got scissors in the head. He will be alright. No pictures today! Pray for healing for everyone, some patience for me riding, and progress for the school project.