Neil Hannum Accident — Update 7/17

7/17 — Jon Bailey reports: “Visited him yesterday eve and he is doing great! He is at Craig hospital in the perfect hands. He is working on his pt to rebuild a broken scapula, multiple ribs, and a bursted vertebra. His mind is back to the present and focused on the future! We chatted about it all and more. He is so touched by the love and support of our community and care he has received at Craig. He has three more weeks at Craig and is in the company of his loving brother Leon, who will stay with him in Denver and then deliver him back home to Durango.
In textbook Neil fashion, He has smothered the Craig faculty with chip peddler chips and is planning on putting up a display in the cafeteria. Hooray! I’m heading to Alaska to pedal and boat around some glaciers, visiting with Neil was the perfect reminder of the radness of life and the power of love.


7/13 — Krista Rust visited Neil in Craig yesterday: [excerpt from her FB page] “He’s doing really well although he couldn’t sit up more than 30 degrees while I was there due to a broken vertebra. He said he began using his right hand to feed himself yesterday even with a broken shoulder blade and possible broken collarbone. It was a great visit. I was there at least three hours. We talked politics. I learned a lot of the details about chip making, marketing, and distribution. I also learned that he worked on many of the Yeti catalogs back in the day. Neil has such a loving heart and the most positive attitude!”

Read all about the visit along with pics on Krista’s FB Page:
7/1 — Jon Bailey reports that Neil is doing better. He is still in the ICU, but his memory is returning and he doesn’t need surgery for now. Dr thinks there is a good chance of a full recovery, but right now it is hard to tell what that looks like.

6/28 2:19 pm — From Scott Kurlander via Dave Hagen: As of this morning Neil has a traumatic brain injury and is in level 4. No surgery is needed. He gets very agitated quickly and is starting some therapy. They are keeping him in ICU for a few more days and hoping his memory comes back some more. He does have amnesia from past & right now. Still a lot of bleeding in the brain. They say he should make a full recovery but will be a long haul.

6/28 — From Graeme Wallace: Spoke to Scott Kurlander – he is in contact with Neil’s wife – who is up in Denver at the hospital with Neil. Scott says Neil is under sedation with a cracked skull, jaw, busted ribs and internal bleeding. He’s about to go for an MRI and Cat scan.

6/27 — Neil is at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. No info at this time on his condition.

6/26/2016 — DURANGO HERALD — A cyclist is in serious condition after he was hit by a vehicle Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550, near Trimble Lane.

Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Adam Driscoll said the cyclist, Neil Hannum, 52, of Durango sustained significant injuries as a result of the collision, which occurred around noon.

Driscoll said no one in the car – a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander – was injured. Driscoll said no charges have been filed, and the incident is still under investigation.

“We’re still figuring out what happened according to all the statements,” Driscoll said Sunday evening.
– Durango Herald 6/26/2016