In Mexico Count on the Motociclistas

11 Oct

Thursday evening I got a call that no one wants to get. My phone said the call was from my wife, Lisa, so why was some guy speaking garbled English? He was telling me there had been an accident. It took my brain awhile to process.

The chariot that brought us to Mexico.

I jumped in the car heading to kilometer 51, about 15.5 miles away. I arrived on the scene to find a band of motociclistas directing traffic and surrounding Lisa who was sitting on the side of the highway holding her head. Her truck was off in the jungle. It was very dark by this time, and all I cared about was getting her to the hospital.

She is fine, a slight head injury and wearing a cervical collar. Her beloved truck is likely totaled. I didn’t get to thank those guys, not the guy who scooped her up and carried her to my car, or who went back to the truck to get her purse, nor the one who called me, or who stood on the highway slowing traffic keeping her safe. They were an incredibly sweet and caring group of men.

She had been side swiped while passing a car. Her truck went spinning off the road. The other driver did not stop. Thank you motociclistas. It could have been so much worse.


22 Responses to “In Mexico Count on the Motociclistas”

  1. Karen Knox October 11, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    OMG what a scare! I am glad Lisa will be ok. And it all sounds so Mexi familiar. The wonderful good hearted people that will do anything to help a stranger. And the crazy driving! Please update us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 11, 2020 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks Karen. You know well the generosity of the Mexican people.


  2. Karen L Bates October 11, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    So sorry to hear about Lisa’s car accident. We are glad she is okay. She must have a hard head! From my experience, I have found the people here in Mexico are, by and large, good samaritans and never hesitate to jump right in to help in a crisis.

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    • afish25 October 11, 2020 at 11:57 am #

      It takes a village. Mexicans rely on each other. They were there for us no questions asked.


  3. Isa Markland October 11, 2020 at 10:41 am #

    Damn, that’s crazy, maddening and relieving all at the same time. After all the health scares you guys have been through and now this! I know y’all are strong and will get through this but I will be happy as I’m sure you will when you get a nice boring break from all this craziness. Love you guys

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    • afish25 October 11, 2020 at 11:55 am #

      Thank God for our other Mexican friends too. We feel very loved. Hope you are well.


  4. Shirley Broussard October 11, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Oh no! So scary! I’m glad it had an OK ending, regards and hugs to Lisa. Love to both of you❤️ Yay good people of Mexico!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 11, 2020 at 11:54 am #

      We are both pretty wipeout. You always find more aches as time goes by. 🥺


  5. Teresa October 11, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    What a terrible and frightening event, Alex. I’m sorry to hear this. I’m sure you’re doing everything to be sure she
    Recovers. Don’t forget ARNICA – high dose – 1M at least. The homeopathic pharmacy in Bacalar will have it or can get it from their mother pharmacy in Chetumal. I’ll send the phone number.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 11, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      I only remember for other people! Thanks for the reminder.


    • afish25 October 12, 2020 at 7:59 am #

      Thanks T.


  6. Nancy Sclight October 11, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

    So sorry to read about the accident, but glad that Lisa is Ok.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 12, 2020 at 7:56 am #

      Thanks Nancy. Hope life is treating you well. I think of you often.


  7. Karen Hodgens October 11, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    Glad Lisa is okay. Happy for all the helpful men.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jack Scott October 12, 2020 at 3:06 am #

    Scary stuff. Really pleased Lisa’s ok.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Survivor October 12, 2020 at 6:04 am #

    Glad Lisa is ok! I’m sure it certainly made your heart stop to get that phone call.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 12, 2020 at 7:54 am #

      I am a person who stays calm in an emergency. It’s later that I collapse.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Mary Ellen Heath October 12, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh my goodness, how traumatic that must have been for both of you! I hope Lisa is on the mend, and I hope both of you are on the mend emotionally. And thank goodness for those wonderful sweet men that helped out. Nice to hear about nice people!! Love your blogs and your writing Alex.


  11. Emilie October 17, 2020 at 9:59 am #

    OMG! I’m so glad she’s okay. And I surely love the kindness and generosity of the majority of the Mexican people.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 October 17, 2020 at 11:09 am #

      They give a whole new meaning to family.


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