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One week after returning to the helm of Capitol Hill Blue, the Internet’s oldest political news web site, publisher and founder Doug Thompson has returned to full-time rehab and recovery from a motorcycle accident in the fall of 2012 that left him with life-threatening injuries.
“I do not have the physical or mental resources to resume my duties,” Thompson said. “I need more time for recovery.”
Thompson, 65, laid his 2009 Harley Davidson Super Glide down on the night of Nov. 9, 2012, in an attempt to avoid a collision with a cow on U.S. 221 south of Roanoke, Virginia, while returning from photographing a state high school football state championship football game in Staunton.
The accident left him with a right leg broken in multiple places, severe damage to his face along with a dislocated eye and a closed head and brain injury.
His rehab from the accident continues with physical, occupational and speech therapy.