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Old 02-11-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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For those of you who have bee following Bob Skelding from New Hampshire on his cross country RV trip towed by 4 horses. Bob has been involved in a major accident in Mississippi and seriously injured. The wagon was destroyed and two of the beautiful draft horses were killed. Here
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hi Doc,

Thanks for sharing this info! So sorry to hear things like that, hope Bob pulls through ok!
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So sorry to hear of this. We will be praying for Bob and his horses. If you hear of any new news, please keep us posted. Thank you.
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Here is a link from TV9 in NH to a video story about his trip and the accident.
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This upsets me so much I can hardly read about it. I had been following his trips via his blog. Wonder if the truck driver will be charged since he hit a vehicle with a slow moving vehicle sign on it from behind.
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Too bad...
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This upsets me so much I can hardly read about it. I had been following his trips via his blog. Wonder if the truck driver will be charged since he hit a vehicle with a slow moving vehicle sign on it from behind.
This is very sad and there are many comments on the legalities etc on the first link provided. Bob was technically in his rights to be on the state road with no shoulder and the truckers were driving below the posted speed limit, in their lanes and driving lawfully however it seems that the third trucker could not see Bob until after the first two swerved around him and then it was just too late.

A great legal mind once commented: "All things are lawful for me; but not all things are advantageous". That was around 2,000 years ago and it still holds true today. I know I am going to be more mindfull of this principle whenever I am tempted to put being technically within my rights and personal desires above safety.

Please don't get me wrong, I am just attempting to learn from this terrible tragedy and not be involved in any variation of it.

This just should not have happened and tears at the heart.
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Anyone have an update on Bob and the Dog and the remaining horses/??????
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:56 AM   #9
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This is a note from his mother on the 14th.

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barb skelding

Hi Everyone,

I am sorry to be posting this so late in the afternoon,but its been real busy round here. Bob is doing as well as can be expected. When he first saw Lisa, his daughter this morning, he squeezed her hand. Things are getting i think, alittle better. but again only time will tell. But i am sure its a sign of God's Will that things might change, however we need to take one day at a time. Cathy said he wanted to speak to Lisa and since he has a breathing tube in his throat, she told him to SHUT UP and that probably will be the only time she can say that, because when i does come out, knowing Bob, he will be rambling on and on. LOL.

Other than that, please continue to pray for him and know he is in God's hand and the nurses and doctors are doing all that is possible at the moment.
thanks again for your kindness and well wishes and prayers.

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