Capitol Hill Blue publisher severely injured in motorcycle crash

Capitol Hill founder and publisher Doug Thompson
Capitol Hill founder and publisher Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson, founder, editor and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue, was severely injured on Nov, 9 on U.S. 221 south of Roanoke, Virginia, when his motorcycle encountered cows that had used a hole in a fence of a farm alongside the highway to enter the roadway.

Thompson, 64, suffered multiple broken bones in his right leg and face, internal injury, and brain damage, spend multiple days in intensive care before being transferred to the rehab unit of the hospital in December.

He still faces multiple weeks in rehab to regain use of his leg and therapists are attempting to correct memory loss from the brain damage.  His return to Capitol Hill Blue and his column are  uncertain at this point.

Capitol Hill Blue went dark on Nov 10 and did not publish new material until Dec. 20.  We have resumed normal publication now and try to keep the place running until Doug’s return.  Our best wishes and prayers for his safe return.

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20 Responses to "Capitol Hill Blue publisher severely injured in motorcycle crash"

  1. Tom   December 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Hope Doug a speedy and complete recovery. Have been checking the Floyd news every few days to see if these is any news on his condition .
    Merry Christmas to ALL

  2. bryan mcclellan   December 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Prayers for a speedy recovery and return to fight the good fight Doug.. Godspeed.

  3. Dave G   December 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’ve followed Doug’s ups and downs online for many years and for each down, Doug has had the strength to rise back up. Hang in there Doug, heal well and strong!

  4. Sandy Price   December 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Come back soon Chief! We truly miss you. Even if you have a mental problem, you are still far above anyone on the internet! Even if your beautiful face is scared, you are far and above and better looking than anyone around here.

    You are the best!


  5. Ken Solheim   December 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Get well soon Doug. Selfishly, I want to read your commentary again. But realistically, you being 100% healthy is much more important.

  6. Donna Gayler   December 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I am keeping you and Amy in my thoughts and prayers. here’s to a quick and full recovery!

  7. Walter F. Wouk   December 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    You can’t keep a feisty Biker down — not for long anyway.

  8. Joe   December 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    As a fellow cyclist that has had recent painful experience with Wisconsin deer, heal fast! Best of luck!

  9. blutodog   December 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Speedy recovery Doug. We’ll all be here waiting for your return! Have a Happy Holiday!!

  10. sherry   December 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Sandy, I agree with you. Wonder if he might want to freelance for HuffPo? You didn’t sell this while no one was looking did you?

    • Sandy Price   December 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Had I sold this place to Huffington, Doug would have sent one of his Lobbyist henchmen out to get me. He may be down and out but he has “friends” in high places. I really miss him. He will return and he will be brighter than ever.

  11. Joe Keegan   December 22, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Get well, Doug.

  12. CA Leeson   December 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Best wishes for the health of Doug and a speedy recovery!

  13. Paul H.   December 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Glad to see you back, I was getting worried. Get well, stay well.

  14. sherry   December 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Sandy, yes Doug will be back and we sure do miss him. As bad as it was it could have been so much worse.

  15. NancyinStL   December 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I wondered why the site seemed to be frozen in time. Now I know. Best wishes to Doug and his loved ones for the season. Get well as soon as you can – but don’t push it!

  16. almandine   December 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Get well soon, Doug…

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


  17. Carl Nemo **==   December 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery in the weeks to come. Hopefully you’ll be able stand again at the helm of CHB hosting informed opinions concerning the order of the day.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!

    Carl Nemo **==

  18. DJM   December 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I haven’t been a regular commenter here but I certainly miss the salty editorials by Doug Thompson, and the world would be a sadder place without him so “Get Well Doug ♥ you are missed by more people than you know”

  19. Nick   December 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hey Doug ~

    Does this mean you’re not a curmudgeon any more?
    Maybe a more of a cowmudgeon now? >;-[]
    Get well and rolling soon, Doug.