Bangor Teen ‘Brakes’ His Leg In A Mountain Bike Accident
I know before all is said and done, Gavin Mahar will have heard every joke in the book that could possibly be uttered, having to do with brakes and legs. And luckily, that's the one thing he didn't do. Although, since I had to add my two cents to the brake jokes, at least he didn't break his leg.
So Gavin and His brother Lucas were riding mountain bikes on Watchmaker Hill. some may know it as Essex Street Hill, but regardless, it's the big steep hill where kids sled in the winter that can be seen from the highway. Anyway, as you can imagine, biking on that hill would scare the dickens right outta me.
Sadly, Gavin took a spill on his bike, and managed to impale his leg with the brake on his bike. Like....stuck. In his leg. Yes, I also got a shiver. His quick thinking brother called 911 and all sorts of folks came to help out, according to a Facebook post from the Bangor PD.
Long story short, they had to cut the bike away from Gavin, leaving the brake in his leg, while the took him to the hospital. He was carried out of the woods by authorities on the scene. But for real.... I can't even imagine the kind of pain this little fella endured. However, despite all this craziness, things took an awesome turn...
After Gavin's accident, first responders on the scene didn't think it would be right for Gavin to be without a mountain bike, after his ended up partly in his leg, and the rest basically destroyed. They all chipped in and with some help from Ski Rack in Bangor, they got Gavin hooked up with a brand new bike!
But it doesn't stop there. While all that was going on, Gavin and his mom were busy putting thank you baskets together for everyone on the scene. so basically, everyone was trying to out-nice each other in the finest possible ways.
Lord knows, these days the air is thick with negativity and uncertainty, but when awesome things like this happen. Everyone should know about it. Everybody involved in this seem to have a clear grasp of what it means to do the right thing. And that.... is awesome.