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Dale
Started 15 Feb 2003. FIB spiral FX, right leg (2nd BL)
Due to the speed with which said left leg shot forward my body decided to come with it...

Dan
Started 22 Oct 2003. FIB FX (surgery with HW) right leg
I was flipped over the bars and landed with major pain which seemed to go from my ankle to my hip...

Dan3
Started 25 Mar 2013
I was putting up decorations for my only daughter's wedding...

Dana
Started 19 Oct 2005
I broke my leg in three places (tib/fib) doing the simplest of things: walking out a door...

Dana_B
Started 16 Jan 2006
I had already begun my trip home after a wonderful day of riding my motorcycle in the mountains...

Dana_S
Started 2 Jan 2014
I broke my leg dirt bike riding with my husband...

Danette
Started 24 Sep 2001
Beware of bunkbed ladders...

Danie
Started 10 Jul 2006
It all started about 6 years ago when I fell from a tree...

Daniel
Started 3 May 2003
I was working in a undercover "catch team". We catch shoplifters...

Daniel2
Started 4 Sep 2011
I had a motorcycle accident...

Danielle
Started 6 Jul 2009
I work with a residential YMCA camp and after entertaining school groups all spring we went to a water park for a fun day...

Danielle_F
Started 9 Aug 2012
I fell down a few stairs on Friday the 13th...

Daniel_G
Started 28 Jul 2011
I went for a motorcycle ride and had the unfortunate luck of having an accident...

Daniel_M
Started 14 Mar 2005
I made sure to check my rear view mirror and gauge how far away the cars were...

Daniel_S
Started 18 Apr 2011
My sandal slipped off my foot and I fell down a flight of stairs...

Danni
Started 26 Jul 2006
My boyfriend decides that we should race to the bottom of the run. Naturally I take up the challenge...

Danny
Started 25 Feb 2004. FEMUR FX comminuted, knee, left leg, (surgery with HW) right wrist
I hadn’t a hope in hell of stopping, not even time to pull a brake...

Danny_C
Started 17 Aug 2005
I completed my motorcycle safety course...

Dan_F
Started 22 Sep 2009
I was riding my motorcycle VTX 1800 to work when a Taurus came from a stop sign...

Dan_J
Started 2 Jul 2007
I was involved in a car accident in the Seattle area...

Dan_M
Started 17 Jun 2004
A "friend" picked me up and dropped me from about 9 inches...

Daphne
Started 9 Sep 2010
I was walking down two steps when the heel to my shoe caught on the carpet...

Darleen
Started 6 Jan 2005
After my husband has been in the hospital a month, I was bringing him home and had a bad car accident...

Darlene
Started 13 Aug 2003. FIB FX (no surgery)
It happened on the 4th of July...

Darren
Started 11 Jun 2002. FIB FX (no surgery)
I was kickboxing during my lunch hour...

Darren_J
Started 27 Apr 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I didn't actually fall off the bike, my foot just hit the ground really hard...

Darryl
Started 19 Mar 2007
I was riding my dirt bike when I fell and broke my leg...

Dave
Started 9 Nov 2001. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
About two months ago I started racing motocross again...

Dave2
Started 15 Nov 2006
I was in a deep sleep when I thought I heard the smoke alarm bleep momentarily (which it sometimes does) and in my subconscious state flew out of bed. But unknown to me my (left) leg had gone numb as I was laying funny, (which occasionally happens) and as I landed my numb left foot gave way...

Dave3
Started 9 Feb 2010
I was unloading a case of tempered glass...

Dave4
Started 27 Apr 2010
Been in a cast from my toes to my backside for more than 4 years...

Dave5
Started 18 Aug 2010
It was my 5th game as a second baseman for the junior varsity baseball team...

Davelee
Started 11 Jul 2005
I got there a bit early so I decided to spend the time by fooling around on my skateboard...

Daveski
Started 18 Aug 2004
I play softball just for fun, especially after I broke a bone in my left hand two years ago diving for a fly ball...

Dave_B
Started 7 Feb 2011
I left my home in Western North Carolina for a week in South Florida to escape this harsh winter...

Dave_G
Started 20 Feb 2007
I was driving my scooter home from work, a driver failed to yield, and made a left turn directly across my lane...

Dave_K
Started 4 Aug 2003
Going up a short rocky incline, I somehow came to quick stop in the rocks and started falling sideways...

Dave_L
Started 23 Mar 2004. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) left leg
I was only doing 2 miles an hour, so it was like one of those embarrassing bike drops...

Dave_M
Started 13 Apr 2006
I broke my leg ski racing and bouncing off the trees as a result...

Dave_R
Started 17 Feb 2004
Someone should write a book on how to safely hike this preserve...

Dave_S
Started 17 Mar 2006
I decided to take the dog for a walk and to go down to the cemetery and look at the ice candles...

Dave_W
Started 3 Apr 2004
My story is a sad one that hopefully will have a happy ending...

David
Started 23 Jul 2002. FEMUR FX, Ulna FX, right leg & arm, (surgery)
I felt my leg was stuck...

David2
Started 21 Oct 2007
I was riding home from a night out and lost control of my motorcycle...

David3
Started 24 May 2010
A car pulled in front of me, I jammed on the breaks and down I went...

David4
Started 28 Feb 2011
I was walking down the sidewalk in Chicago after watching the Bears lose to the Packers at Soldier Field...

David5
Started 28 Sep 2011
A friend and I decided to walk the hill...

David6
Started 21 Nov 2011
A friend told me I was the one responsible for starting the mosh pits...

David_A
Started 18 Oct 2011
I play for fairly competitive soccer team in Florida...

David_B
Started 24 Jun 2005
I was practicing a turning whip-kick against a target...

David_F
Started 7 Mar 2009
I look over and see my car rolling back...

David_G
Started 4 Jan 2012
As I was shopping for the last Christmas gift, I slipped in an icy parking lot...

David_K
Started 2 Mar 2004
My skies slowed down dramatically while my body did not...

David_M
Started 3 Oct 2006
Fourth down, goal to go, and I ran across the field to stop the receiver and grab his flag...

David_N
Started 25 Mar 2007
I don't quite remember how it happened, only that I hit a tree with my right shin...

David_P
Started 19 Jan 2009
I hit a car on my scooter, at a relatively slow speed after losing control on wet morning...

David_Q
Started 29 Dec 2007
I was crossing the street in DC...

David_R
Started 23 Jun 2005
I go down the stairs and step off the porch with my right leg and some what pivot...

David_T
Started 22 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB FX left leg, Heel & 4 toes FX right foot (surgery with HW)
As I sailed through the air I experienced a slow motion moment, like something out of the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”...

David_W
Started 22 Apr 2004
35 years old and playing the twilight years of my football...

Dawn
Started 11 Jun 2003. FEMUR TIB/FIB FX (4 surgeries with HW)
My sudden occurence of a nano-second life altering leg scramble was a motorcycle accident...

Dawn_N
Started 23 Jul 2007
This year I wasn't going to let the birds enjoy our cherries more than we do...

Dawn_P
Started 29 Mar 2004
I snowblowed the driveway then preceeded to knock ice off of our roof...

DD
Started 19 Mar 2005
My foot got caught under the kitchen stool and I went up into the air...

Dean
Started 15 Jan 2005. FIB spiral FX (surgery with HW). FEMUR FX (surgery with HW) right leg
I was an iron curtain of defense... until I went up to get a rebound...

Dean2
Started 9 Apr 2012
I broke my right femur in a snowboarding accident in Tignes, France...

Dean_B
Started 27 Jan 2006
I was checking to see if there was sufficient space in the kitchen wall cavity to run an exhaust duct from the extractor fan above the stove to the outside wall directly behind it. In order to do this I needed to have a look down the wall cavity from above...

Dean_G
Started 24 Aug 2011
After a winter of nothing but video games and state examinations...

Deb
Started 16 Sep 2005. TIB FX
They have 4 steps that lead up to the bedrooms...

Debbie
Started 13 Oct 2003
I wanted to be the perfect Mom and drop her off to school each day, with her homemade lunch of nutritional value, and pick her up each afternoon...

Debbie65
Started 17 Aug 2014
I decided I wanted to do something other than shopping. I went to the garage and got out my plain ole bicycle...

Debbie_K
Started 9 Dec 2012
I fell down the stairs in the middle of the night while carrying my daughter...

Debbie_S
Started 12 Dec 2005
I missed all the steps...

Debbie_S2
Started 1 Apr 2006
I was walking up 7th Avenue in downtown Calgary...

Debbie_T
Started 29 Mar 2009
I went to go down into my living room, two steps, in my socks...

Debbie_W
Started 22 Nov 2005
At a scavenger hunt and party for teachers at my school...

Debby
Started 20 Oct 2001
This was gonna be the best trip, I’d visit the Mayan ruins and swim with the dolphins...

Debby1
Started 10 Jun 2010
The Sacramento Jazz Festival plays host to bands from all over the world...

Deborah
Started 23 Mar 2004. Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, 7/02, FIB FX 3/03, heel realignment & Ankle reconstruction s
I started to take a step the railing gave out as it was not bolted to the floor...

Debra
Started 21 May 2009. FIB FX, dislocation
My husband and I adopted a beautiful 8-week-old golden retriever puppy...

Dee
Started 9 Apr 2006
I fell down 3 steps in my own house...

Deidre
Started 28 Jun 2006
I slipped and fell on a tiny slope in our back yard...

Denis
Started 19 Aug 2004
I was approaching the final S-Turn on my street when this 19 year old IDIOT was on his cell phone and drifted into the oncoming lane and PLOWED into me...

Denise
Started 26 Feb 2003. TIB/FIB spiral FX compound, (surgery with HW)
My roller skating partner and I were practicing for an upcoming competition in Las Vegas...

Denise_F
Started 12 Apr 2005
After much anticipation and two prior reschedules we were finally ready to redo the kitchen...

Denise_K
Started 2 Jun 2010
I was on the trampoline with my granddaughter...

Dennis
Started 7 Nov 2010. TIB/FIB FX
I was cleaning out the gutters at our cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota...

Derek
Started 20 Feb 2004
I was determined to have fun sledding and basically just go crazy with friends, so naturally I was going off jumps and everything...

Devin
Started 9 Feb 2005
I broke my tibia/fibula Jan. 21st in a car accident...

Diana
Started 18 Apr 2003. TIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I broke my tibia pretty badly in late January at the bottom, not the top, of a ski hill...

Diana2
Started 10 Sep 2007
Only 5% of my 14 mile ride is on the streets...

Diana_L
Started 11 Aug 2012
I wore high heeled platform wedges, thinking I should be fine walking in them because wedges are supposed to be more stable than, say, stilettos...

Diana_S
Started 14 May 2004
I was in Paris riding a Segway personal transporter as part of an "after dark" tour...

Diana_W
Started 28 Aug 2004
I remember looking at the full moon, a blue moon, when Sadie and I headed out. I walked behind the car, hit the culvert, and flew through the air...

Diane
Started 26 Apr 2002. TIB/FIB FX
I slid on a piece of ice and landed on...

Diane2
Started 28 Jul 2009
This was the first time we attempted this trail as it had not been cleared earlier of downed trees, due to an intense ice storm we received last December...

Diane_B
Started 3 Feb 2008
I just canceled my health insurance in Dec. I had a lot of bills and thought, I am healthy...

Diane_C
Started 11 Apr 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
We traveled to Jalapa which is about a 6-8 hour bus ride north of Managua...

Diane_H
Started 10 Jul 2006
I had been skiing for a few hours and I told myself just another half hour...

Diane_L
Started 13 Jan 2006
I was just about to go for my lesson and I decided to try a jump I had been struggling with on the ice...

Diane_L2
Started 25 Feb 2009
It was a beautiful day and I was really enjoying the fresh air and watching my dog run back and forth along the trail...

Diane_M
Started 5 Sep 2004
It was pitch black outside and I do not see well in the dark...

Dianne_S
Started 28 Dec 2004
I remember being a little off balanced and thinking, "This is going to be my first fall of the season"...

Dina
Started 5 Jan 2006
The last time I'd been skiing on downhill slopes was in junior high and I'm now 36 years old...

Dinah_E
Started 5 Feb 2011
So, let's just say I'm a skier...

Dinesh
Started 26 Jul 2015
There was a pool of soapy water on the floor. My foot slipped and I was on the floor...

Divya
Started 12 Sep 2012
My scooty hit another one perpendicularly, and Humpty Dumpty had a big fall...

Don
Started 16 Jan 2004
The linen is packed into large pushcarts that weigh anywhere from 400 to 500+ lbs...

Donald
Started 28 Aug 2007
I fell on “black ice” in my own backyard while taking the garbage out...

Donna
Started 21 Feb 2003. FX Ankle, artery
We decide to take the mountain scenic route home...

Donna_D
Started 8 Jul 2003
As I reached up to put the blinds in place, the ladder twisted...

Donna_G
Started 19 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
It all happened so incredibly fast, for a few minutes I didn't think it had actually happend at all...

Donna_M
Started 4 Apr 2006
I was walking to my car and slipped on some black ice...

Donna_N
Started 12 Feb 2009
My friend called to say she was having a problem with her car...

Donna_Z
Started 25 Jul 2006
I had just finished taking a shower, and was mad at my husband because he had hung the towel out to dry somewhere else...

Doodles
Started 25 Oct 2002. TIB/FIB FX, right thumb
From what I have been told, the front bumper was the first to strike...

Dorene
Started 13 Nov 2009
Family day at a local roller rink and I had such a wonderful time...

Doug
Started 8 Jun 2004
I had been living in a loft style apartment, and my bathroom was a carpeted flight of stairs below my bedroom...

Drew
Started 11 Oct 2006
As a stage actor/director often told on a regular basis to ‘break a leg’, the irony of actually breaking my leg is not completely lost on me even though I was not on stage at the time of the accident...

Drew_A
Started 5 Jan 2012
My family and I went to the mountains to ski...

Drucella
Started 30 Apr 2007
I'm an intermediate skier and never go on any runs harder than a blue...

Duncan
Started 30 Sep 2002. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery)
I was going to give up last season...

Dwayne
Started 18 Feb 2004
I crawled through the snow into the shop and called for an ambulance...

Dwight
Started 1 Jun 2003. TIB FX dislocation (surgery with HW)
I play in a contact flag football league and we were in the Championship game...

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