By Jon Watje
A motorcyclist has a lot to be thankful for after being involved a wreck with a vehicle in Mustang last week.
Koka Booth was riding his motorcycle on Thursday, July 7 at around 5:30 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of N. Mustang Road and E. Trade Center Terr. Booth was knocked off his motorcycle and ended up on the pavement in front of Mazzio’s.
“I want to thank the officer that was one of the first on the scene and EMSA and the firemen that kept me calm, gathered my things and made sure I was not only safe but taken care of to the best of their abilities,” Booth said. “Detective Wallace has been in the community as long as I remember and he knew who I was as soon as he got there.”
Booth said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and said he was fortunate he did not have more injuries than what he had.
“I’m lucky to escape with the few injuries I had considering I was not wearing a helmet,” he said. “If it had not have been for the speedy response and great service I was given, I probably would have been in shock or at risk by over-doing something since I suffer from Asthma.”
Booth visited his surgeon on Monday to repair a broken leg and ankle.
“I really think in these times our servicemen and women need all the praise they can get,” he said.