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Posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:39 PM PDT by SteelfishEdited on 07/17/2009 12:15:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says actor James Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises when a man hurled a bicycle into the path of his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Trooper Rich Magnussen says ''The Passion of the Christ'' actor was taken Thursday to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.
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One should not cast a Schwinn before a shrine.
Hope he’s OK. Good actor.
No kidding. He must have been a liberal.
rotfl, that was quick and it gave me my first guffaw in days.
Rules, there are rules. Don’t they apply for the women as well? :-)
Yeah I would think you have a few mental issues if you try to crash a motorcyclist.
I'm just a bicyclist with around 50,000 miles under my belt, but I've been pretty lucky. I've only had a small handful of people look right at me and then try to kill me, whether it's road rage or just plain old ignorance, if you're on two wheels and expect others to watch out for you or see you or tolerate you, you ain't gonna live very long.
My cousin just had a horrific motorcycle accident a few days ago. Compound fractures of every bone in both legs. We’ll find out in a week or so if he gets to keep them. If he does, the docs aren’t optimistic about him ever walking again.
I’m so glad my husband sold his Harley a year ago. The stress was killing me.
I’m very sorry. Prayers for your cousin. And his family!
LOL, I love the guy (good actor) but this stuff is funny.
I am proud to say that in all my years of over imbibing, I have not once hurled a bicycle.
God help him.
Hate to see this happen to an obscure actor. Hope he is ok none the less. At least he gets some press.
My brother sold his 20 years ago to a friend. 3 days later, head on into a truck.
My brother won’t go near a bike again.
So, I never have owned one, although I owned a snowmobile for a few years and had a very lead foot, and was lucky I never got seriously hurt. Rolled it and flew off several times. Man that was fun, but...high risk.
My older brother got in a bad car wreck as a teenager, and spent six weeks in the hospital, and the motorcycle wrecks went in and out of his ward...paraplegics, quadraplegics...
Had a next door neighbor who was a motorcycle fanatic along with his roomie, used to loudly say what wussies people were who were afraid of motorcycles...then his roomie slid under a semi and got turned into hamburger...he sold his machine the next week. Also had a first cousing who witnessed his best friend get killed before his eyes on his motorcycle, and then he sold his and never rode again.
All that said, riding a motorcycle is part of American Freedom and insanely fun....but there are the extra risks. A fender bender in a car is nothing, but a fender bender on a cycle can mean lost limbs, or worse.
I feel perfectly safe on the bicycle I ride for several thousand miles per year, but statistics-wise, bicycling is the most dangerous sport on earth, due to all the kids who get run over annually.
Hell, you got to live your life and not worry about such things. You could get struck by lightning or have a brain aneurism, just as well. When your time is up, it's up.
Thanks I needed that before I go to bed. I love FReepers. Greatest minds on earth.
He did another pretty good movie recently called Outlander.
Actually, Caviezel is not an obscure actor. Thankfully, he’s selective about the film projects he’s involved in. We’ve seen several of his films(all quality productions and performances. Namely The Passion of the Christ and I Am David).
From what I understand, the actor comes from a close family, and is relatively conservative.
His best film was High Crimes and that was over 7 years ago. He did a few others since then but probably does pick and chose what he wants to be in. A great family man does not equal well known actor.
Well how about Thin Red Line? That was the first I ever saw of him. I think it’s a great movie. I guess it’s really an antiwar movie, but it didn’t seem overloaded with doctrine or politics. There was room to admire the guys you were supposed to hate.
Check out his new flick “Outlander.” Not a bad sci-fi flick that went straight to video. WELL worth a rental.
Prayers for your cousin. I don’t ride as much as I did years ago. It is just too crazy for me. I’ve gone down a few times but it hasn’t ever stopped me from riding. My 9 yr old daughter does though.
I was just telling my family how much fun motorcycling is, but that it is very dangerous.
Back in the day, I rode on/off road. Once crashed and suffered a knee injury. I wasn’t even traveling at a high speed, but it took the knee decades before there was a full recovery. Grant it, I didn’t go through physical therapy when I should have, and I neglected to baby the knee, but nonetheless.......
A friend of mine got into a nasty wreck a few months back. Messed himself up pretty good. Lost a finger, messed up a shoulder and a lung.
Most of my family and friends that ride haven’t experienced life threatening accidents, but the risk is there—every time you ride.
He’s lucky. He could have been...Gone with the Schwinn.
I know about those joint injuries. For some of us they take forever to heal. Whether it’s a sprained ankle, or bashed my knee on a rock wiping out mountain biking, I can expect it to take about five years for it to stop hurting. And the older you get, the more careful you get, because the life God gives us goes by faster and faster, and becomes more precious, and may we appreciate the time we’ve been given even more, because it ain’t gonna last forever.
“A great family man does not equal well known actor.”
And just because you haven’t seen a majority of his films doesn’t mean he isn’t well known. It’s all relative.
If you asked the average person in their late teens/early twenties who Humphrey Bogart is, they’d probably look at you and ask if he’s a baseball player.
Have you seen I Am David or The Count of Monte Cristo? Great films, if you like that sort of movie.
I've had it on my Netflix list for a while now, but it always shows as "very long wait. (same for Gran Torino)" I wonder sometimes if they have very few copies of the more popular movies (sighing).
Didn’t this guy get struck by lightning during the filming of Passion?
I don’t ride anymore, except for an occasional spin on the bicycle. My family would never allow me, and I don’t want to take the risk.
Heard about an acquaintances friend. The father was a rancher. Hopped on his quad to check the herd, I believe. He never returned alive. Crashed his quad in a freak accident and died in the field. Tragic loss.
We all live with risk, but some risks are higher than others, if you know what I mean.
With all the NASCAR wannabes out on the roads, I sure don’t want to leave my life in their hands.
Do you know about Netflix’s little known practice called “Throttling”? If not, you should read up on it. This may be the reason you’re having to wait for those films on your queue.
Incidentally, Gran Torino is a great film, if you can endure the foul language and violence.
“I wonder sometimes if they have very few copies of the more popular movies (sighing)”.
No doubt of that with Netflix. I got tired of their stupid profile engine showing me movies from decades ago, and hiding all first run films, unless you specifically put them in by NAME.
Fractures are bad enough, but pulverized joints just don't heal. I recall one young guy who fell asleep while riding. Horrible.
He also starred in “The Count of Monte Cristo.”
We own the DVD. Sadly the producers/screenwriters took liberties with the film compared to Dumas’ novel, but we do enjoy the movie and great performances by the cast.
I’ve got Netflix too, but I ordered “Outlander” on iTunes.
He was probably busting it hard down the trail when he lost control. It's just too much fun. I remember how hard I rode my snowmobile. Way too hard, but got spared serious injury for some reason. Just a bloody lip or a headache here and there. When I think back, I realize I was borderline out-of-control crazy on that thing. Blasting down a singletrack with my friends though the woods in the middle of the night, North Maine Woods, temps below zero, crisp air, the moon and milky way overhead. Too much adrenaline, too much fun.
In the mid-1980's, it seems so forever ago now. Time flies. Can't believe so much time has passed.
And “Frequency” along side Dennis Quaid. I love the father-son bond in that film.
(Miss you Dad)
Because he chose to ride his bike there, you ignorant pig. It still is a free country.
Actually, it appeared that the father was crossing a ditch or canal when the quad flipped over and landed on him. It’s just one of those things, but I felt bad for the family.
Sounds like the Lord was being very merciful in keeping you from killing yourself.
Yes, when you’re young you don’t think about the consequences. It’s just fun to go out and fly like the wind. I recall telling my parents stories years later about some of the things my friends and I did(from crashing into parked vehicles to crashing into neighbors homes while the people were in the house!). On one occasion, a relative almost ran me over after I came racing out of a side street onto the main. The look on both our faces were priceless, I’m sure. My relative had no idea I was in his neighborhood. My uncle never told my parents about the incident.
Had my mom and dad known at the time, I wouldn’t be alive today. :) I’m grateful that the good Lord watched over me.
“...struck by lighting during the filming...?
He was also in “Frequency” I loved that movie
I’m so sorry about your cousin. I’ll keep him in my prayers for a full recovery. I’ll also keep you, your husband and the rest of the family in my prayers too.
Well, lots of folks are struck by lighting on movie sets, but this one got hit by lightning, too!
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