KHQ EXCLUSIVE: Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash Speaks - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

KHQ EXCLUSIVE: Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash Speaks

KHQ.COM - Just one day after a scary motorcycle accident in Spokane Valley, the driver sat down with KHQ in an exclusive interview.

The crash happened at the Trent and Argonne intersection and also involved a pick-up. The Washington State Patrol says the pick-up was at fault and cited him with failure to yield.

The driver of the pick-up, 18-year old Aaron Schiebel, walked away uninjured, while the two individuals on the motorcycle were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. The driver of the motorcycle, 56 year old Tommy Scher, is in stable condition and is expected to be released tonight. The passenger, 52 year old Danielle Holcomb, remains in serious, but stable condition. A dog was also on board the Harley at the time of the crash. The dog is expected to leave Legacy Animal Medical Center in Liberty Lake later on Wednesday.

 "I have several broken ribs and a collarbone broke, but it could have been a lot worse," said Scher.

 Scher says he never would have dreamed that he would end up in the hospital Tuesday, especially after how his day started. Scher, a Lewiston, Idaho resident, came up to Spokane to check on a friend recovering from a stroke at St. Luke's. After visiting with his friend, he went for a ride. He started by heading to the state line, then off to Trent Avenue.

"The last thing I remember is hitting my brakes and knowing I was going to hit the truck. There was no way around it," Scher said.

And for more than hour after, there was no way around what was left. Washington State Patrol, along with Spokane Valley Police and Fire Departments, as well as Animal Control, tended to the scary accident.

Scher's sister Peggy Carr says Tom's Harley means the world to him.

"We were picking some clothes to bring here and everything in his closest says Harley Davidson," said Carr. But she knows this accident can serve as a reminder. "As a driver myself, I will be watching a lot more carefully in my blind spots," she said.

Scher's now been in two motorcycle collisions in the last 10 years alone, but he said he doesn't have any hard feelings for the young man who hit him Tuesday.

"One of the emergency response team members were holding me up and he was saying ‘Boy, I'm really sorry I didn't see you, and I said ‘that's ok,' he didn't intentionally try to do it," Scher said.

Despite the accident, Scher says he is excited to get back on the bike. He says once his insurance replaces it, you can find him on the road.

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