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.