Motorcycle accident victim speaks out, friends plan benefit

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The survivor of a horrific motorcycle accident is again telling drivers to look out for motorcycles, this as her friends come to her aid by planning a benefit.

We first introduced you to Melissa Malonson, just days after the accident in early March.

In the accident she was hit, dragged by another vehicle, her leg was trapped underneath a car, and her head and shoulders were run over by a Tahoe.

She spent a week hospitalized with a halo screwed into her head and has since had four surgeries, including one where surgeons had to amputate her leg.

Since that day in early March, she has come a long way and says she will ride again.

“Pay attention to every little thing, because the smallest detail could be somebody’s life. You may not think you saw something, or out of the corner of your eye you thought maybe something was in your blind spot, one more look could have saved someone’s life. It could have saved a guy coming home to tell his daughter happy birthday,” Motorcycle Crash Survivor Melissa Malonson said.

Malonson says parents need to talk to their children about motorcycles. She suggests having them count motorcycles while out on the road, so they understand the importance of looking out for them, from a very early age.

Malonson’s friends are hosting a benefit on May 19th to help her pay for trips to and from doctor’s appointments, to help make her home handicap accessible and to help her purchase a prosthetic leg.

The event is happening at Sticks’s Place at 3305 Sheppard Access Road.

There will be a benefit bike run, an auction, food and live music. They will also have a 50/50 drawing.

The first bike will roll at 11am.

Bike Run- $15 Singles/ $25 Doubles

If you would like to donate to the auction, ride or for more information just call Danny Wilson at 940-263-8643.

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