Scott Jacobs’ Motorcycle Accident 2016
As many of you already know through social media, newspaper articles, and phone calls, Scott endured a traumatic injury during the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball.
For those that aren’t up to speed…
Scott and Sharon signed up to race their two 1915 Harley-Davidson F Head’s across the country. They started in New Jersey and planned to finish the race in California. The race would take 17 days alongside 70-100 other racers.
Day 2 of the Cannonball
The morning when everything changed, Scott got dressed in his kevlar Rev’It jeans, leather coat, gloves and helmet. Sharon and he hopped on their motorcycles to start the day on the wide open road.
Scott was in for a surprise when he rounded a bend and came upon a road full of gravel.
In an effort to save himself from being run over by intersecting traffic ahead, he attempted to lay his motorcycle down since his brakes had already locked up and there were no other options.
As he slid across the ice-like road as if he were a dirt track racer, his left foot peg stuck into the road and catapulted him into the air. Before landing, Scott quickly moved his head out of the way to avoid breaking his neck. All of his weight and force came crashing down on his right shoulder – his painting arm…
Scott sat himself upright in the middle of the road frozen in disbelief. He was unable to scoot himself onto the shoulder without help from strangers that pulled over to assist him.
He grabbed his phone and immediately called Sharon who was broken down only two miles away. She got his phone call and luckily had a member of the race staff with her so he could ride her to Scott. The ambulance and police were there to rush him to the hospital where he’d stay for almost a week.
His accident caused a four-part humerus fracture, 75% bicep tear, and full shoulder replacement.
The X-rays below show Scott’s broken humeral bone and the swollen deltoid surrounding it. The bottom half of the X-rays show his new artificial humeral bone after the surgery.
Scott is currently undergoing Physical Therapy three times a week where they will improve his mobility, break up scar tissue and hopefully teach him how to hold a pen again. He is expected to continue therapy for another 3-6 months before he can consider picking up a paintbrush…
We appreciate all of your love and support in this difficult time. Keep sending us your words of encouragement. I can only imagine how hard this is for him.