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Better news from Belgium: Yves Seeley Norton's condition improving!

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Jagbruno, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Jagbruno


    Jan 6, 2014
    Dear all,

    It is my difficult task to be the bearer of very bad news.
    Our dear friend Yves Van Heers (aka. Yves Norton Seeley on this forum), has been the victim of a very serious crash while riding his beloved 920cc Seeley Norton on Saturday late afternoon. A stupid driver made a u-turn across a double white line on a bridge access road just as Yves was coming by at normal riding speed for the area, around 45MPH most likely. He couldn't avoid the impact and is severely injured.
    He suffers from multiple fractures: foot, hip, ribs, 6 vertebrae and wrist. He also has a collapsed lung.
    Luckily his head never touched the ground. He has been taken in intensive care at the local hospital, a close friend went to see him last night (one person only is allowed to see him for max 20 minutes per day).

    He doesn't feel pain as he is heavily sedated and is 100% conscious when awake, only a few minutes at a time apparently.
    A serious cause of concern is his heart condition, which is bad enough to have prevented the doctors to perform any surgery on him until now, and that isn't good at all.

    As some of you may know, his wife Marina is handicapped and requires Yves' help for most aspects of their home life, so the present situation is a total disaster for both of them.

    Obviously, friends and family will help, but this is an extremely difficult moment.

    Yves is very proud to be part of this Access Norton community, which he keeps close to his heart.

    I will try and post regular updates about his condition on the forum . Yves believes in friendship much more than in any God, so please send him some strong Norton vibrations from around the world.

    Thank you on Yves' and Marina's behalf.

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  2. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

    May 26, 2010
    That is such sad news
    Yves is always full of fun on here and his posts are always interesting
    He will be desparate to get out of that hospital and back to care for his wife
    Speedy recovery to you Yves all the best from me
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  3. blaisestation


    Apr 10, 2008
    also wish you a fast recovery Yves.
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  4. Bernhard


    Apr 20, 2011
    I’m very sorry to hear the bad news –I hope he makes a full recovery .
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  5. SteveBorland


    Nov 15, 2010
    Sending my very best wishes to Yves. May he make a fast and full recovery.
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  6. brendanq


    Nov 10, 2008
    Very sorry to hear this.

    Best wishes, hope for a full recovery.
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  7. Commando750


    Sep 18, 2017
    As fast as Yves' Norton is I hope his recovery is faster. Always enjoy his posts.
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  8. marinatlas


    Nov 4, 2007
    Bruno, dis lui que je pense fort à lui .......!
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  9. trident sam

    trident sam

    Oct 23, 2012
    Awful news,
    Hope you recover quickly Yves.
    all the best
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  10. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    Never any good hearing about other Norton or motorcyclist at that matter being injured badly so wish Yves a quick recovery, will be thinking of him.

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  11. concours

    concours VIP MEMBER

    Dec 29, 2011
    Mend completely Yves:cool:
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  12. Esmerela

    Esmerela VIP MEMBER

    Jan 9, 2017
    Special medicine must be taken regularly [​IMG]
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  13. nortonmews


    Nov 20, 2015
    Wishing you all the best for a full and speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you and your wife.
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  14. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    Wow, sad news.

    Yves, I hope you recover your body as quickly as you rebuild your bike!

    Yves, somebody has to say this... next time ensue you land on your head, that way you’ll protect the importantly parts of you body !

    Get well soon friend.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
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  15. Peter R

    Peter R

    Dec 13, 2010
    Wishing Yves all te best, and a full recovery. I always like his interesting posts on this forum, he is a truly passionate Commando owner.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
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  16. Brithit


    Feb 22, 2005
    Yves, I've always enjoyed reading your posts! Hoping for a speedy recovery!!
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  17. kommando


    May 7, 2005
    Get well soon !!
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  18. speirmoor

    speirmoor VIP MEMBER

    Apr 11, 2010
    Very sorry to hear this, Get well soon Yves
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  19. norcomm76


    Nov 2, 2013
    I am very sorry to hear this news, having spoken with him at the meeting in Wieze is really good, I wish him a good and quick recovery.
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  20. Dommie Nator

    Dommie Nator VIP MEMBER

    Apr 2, 2013
    Wishing you a speedy recovery Yves.
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