Injured local man back in Canada

Kimberley resident Richard Bay is now back in Canada thanks in part to generous donations made from local citizens. - Photo submitted
Kimberley resident Richard Bay is now back in Canada thanks in part to generous donations made from local citizens.
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Richard Bay, a Kimberley man severely injured when a bus hit the motorcycle he was riding in Honduras made it home just before midnight Friday, and was admitted to Foothills Hospital.

“He went for surgery on Saturday afternoon and is doing great,” said Lisa Bay.

Richard had a shattered leg, a chunk of his calf was missing, as well as a broken hand and injured shoulder as a result of the accident, but found out that his travel insurance had run out.

“Redneck days was held recently and raised over $7,500.  Thank you Richard France and everyone who helped make the event a success! This will put our total at over $33,000,” said Lisa.  “It’s looking like our total expenses are running around $75,000 including medical bills, and transportation. We as a family would like to thank the community for supporting us, Richard has a long road ahead of him, and we appreciate all the kindness and love that has been sent our way. The care he is receiving in Calgary is amazing and we are very hopeful that Richard will recover fast. His spirits are high and he is looking forward to having visitors!”

You can help with this young man’s medical expenses by visiting  and search for Richard Bay.

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