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Doug Thompson cancels his return to work and returns to rehab from motorcycle accident

By Capitol Hill Blue
February 11, 2013

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.

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5 Responses to Doug Thompson cancels his return to work and returns to rehab from motorcycle accident

  1. egc52556

    February 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Take all the time you need, Doug. Take care and we’ll be here.

  2. Mark Thomason

    February 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I am very sorry to hear this.

    You are doing the right thing to face reality. Get healthy first.

    I do miss your work.

  3. Carl Nemo **==

    February 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I’m glad to hear you plan on taking care of yourself in spite of your enduring love for your flagship site, CHB.

    It won’t be the same if we lose you, our valued editorialist and friend in thought concerning pressing issues of the day.

    Best of luck on your rehab process and so too wishing you a full recovery in time. : )

    Carl Nemo **==

  4. Jim B.

    February 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I hope your time in full-time rehab and recovery is short and smooth, Doug!….Good luck!….We’ll be looking forward to your return.

    Jim

  5. Sandy Price

    February 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I think many of us old timers around here need some rehab work to try and locate our own personal ground work. I have given up even trying to read some of the political reports that came from one of the worst elections in my own memory. I will hit 80 this year and trying to sort out right from wrong in all phases of politics has done some mental damage to my concept of right over wrong. Winning no longer matters when the subject of drones takes center stage. I still have to put up with Dick Cheney pontificate over why so many innocent people had to pay for 911. The killings continue and the names no longer matter. The system of voting has finally figured out how to win for the GOP. The winner will always be the counters. America is a nation of colored humans and I will not apologize for a single citizen.

    I give up! I have done my work in searching for a moral America. There is nothing worth fighting for in Americas when it comes to searching for the right candidate when they all lie, cheat and steal for a win. I worked hard for Obama and at this moment in time, I would not trust him with a key to any drone flying above us. I became physically sick during the Clinton impeachment and this afternoon I saw the same Republican Senators drooling all over themselves to try and destroy a Secretary position in the government.

    We must try for right over wrong at every corner and until we make the commitment, we should give up and watch the good ship lollipop founder.

    I’m too tired to even sign a note.