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Woman’s Arm Severed in 3rd Bike Week Wreck in 5 Days on Flagler Roads

| March 13, 2012

One of the Honda's two rear-view mirrors was sheared off when the bike hit the guard rail on State Road 11. (FlaglerLive)

A single-bike wreck on State Road 11 south of Cody’s Corner left a woman with a severed left arm and her fiancee, who was piloting the bike, with various fractures Tuesday afternoon. The wreck, the third in five days on Flagler County roads, closed SR 11 for about 45 minutes from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. as two helicopters were called in. Neither was used. Both victims were taken by ground to Halifax Hospital.

The couple–Fred Moxham III, 35, of Warrenton, Va., and his fiancee, Brooke McCabe, 34, of Fredericksburg, Va.–was riding as part of two groups of a total of seven motorcycles, heading south on SR11 to New Smyrna Beach. The groups were a motley crew from various parts of the country–Holly Hill, New Jersey, Virginia. Moxham’s father was in a bike further ahead. He noticed at some point that his son’s Honda was no longer visible. He turned back only to happen on the grisly scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Moxham was riding his Honda south when he began negotiating the sharp curve some four miles south of Cody’s Corner. For an unknown reason, Moxham was not able to take the curve and scraped instead against the guard rail on the right side of the road, going south. His fiancee was catapulted off the bike after hitting the guard rail, falling into the ditch about six to eight feet below road level. Moxham himself was ejected from the bike a few feet further down and came to rest on the asphalt, straddling the shoulder and the south lane of the highway. The bike kept scraping down another 10 feet or so, finally resting on its side.

The bike sustained little damage: it looked shiny, purple-blue, barely scraped, and upright by the time authorities arrived at the scenes: members of the biking group had put it back up, fearing a fuel leak and a fire. Its riders were not as lucky.

McCabe’s left arm was severely injured and may not be saved, authorities said. (It was subsequently reported, but not confirmed, that the arm was saved.) Moxham, who has been riding since he was 15 or 16, his father said, had less serious injuries. Neither appeared to have life-threatening injuries. Florida Highway Patrol troopers scoured the area for helmets, but did not find evidence of any. FHP Trooper C. Conrad’s crash report subsequently indicated that “helmets were not in use in this crash.” It also nortes that charges are pending further investigation, and that alcohol was not a factor.

Traffic on the highway resumed normally at 3:30 p.m.

The Honda was not severely damaged. Click on the image for larger view. (FlaglerLive)

The embankment, where the woman fell, is about 6 to 8 feet below road level. Clik on the image for larger view. (FlaglerLive)

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11 Responses for “Woman’s Arm Severed in 3rd Bike Week Wreck in 5 Days on Flagler Roads”

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are close friends of the family. Our prayers go out to Fred and Brook. May God watch over and take care of them during this tragic time. Please say a prayer for both their physical and emotional recovery.

    • aaron says:

      please do send your paryers for brooke a mother of 5 great kids and fred is a dad of two boys they a two really good pealpe any one how knows them would say the same

    • Corey Miller says:

      Please keep me Posted on there Recovery… I have not stopped thinking of them daily as I Re-pass that section of Guard Rail on C.R 11 … Middle Haw Creek Will have soo much more deeper of a Meaning to me since the moment I stepped out of my Truck and met Them both.. Much love and Prayers .

  2. Mary says:

    First and foremost, thank God they are both alive!! But why does the article heading mislead and say “Woman’s Arm Severed”, then the story it self say may not be able to be saved!!! Please do not sensationalize the incident. I was like oh my how horrific…so young and her arm cut off. Yes she may lose it ( and i pray she does not). But don’t say it was severed…to me this means cut off. May they both heal and may God watch over them and all the Bikers on our roads.

    • Corey Miller says:

      Not to sound ill in the moment but the article is Point on .. Her arm was completely Severed from 4 inches above the wrist .. Not to sound Negative but the Reporter is spot on and I am glad I got to shake is hand on Scene. He brings stories to our attention in such a way that most would constrew… Thank you mrs. Mary..

  3. Corey Miller says:

    I just want to say that my Prayers are with these two very blessed People.. I was one of the First people on Seen after the Accident.. I did what I could to make Them both Comfortable. They were both VERY BRAVE and Blessed… I am just glad god granted me the timing to do what I could to Make them feel as hopefull as possible.. The seen , Not to sound dismall was one of the worst I have seen myself since being a Medic in the Army.. I am hoping to Hear that they are both in good health and will always be in my heart and Mind.. I Patrol all of County Rd 11, 40 , and U.s 1 at the moment and have seen many close calls this past bike week but feel blessed Complete Stangers are there for us all in times of Need… Thank you…

    • Sam says:

      Thank you Corey Miller. Thank you for being there. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of rescuing and healing Brooke and Fred. Brooke is a dear family friend, a close personal friend, and my children are kin to her children. My heart and prayers are with all of them. She is so far away from home so I am so thankful to all of ya’ll guardian angels. Also this next part is for the public: Brooke was down in Daytona enjoying her first real vacation in a very long time. she is a great mother and always puts them first. This was the first time she carved out just a second for herself and this tragedy ensued. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

    • Denise says:

      Thank You so much, Corey Miller. I am Brooke’s mother . She is doing well. Gonna be a long road of healing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Just doing what anyone should do Mrs.Denise… I am sooo sorry you had to witness it all… I Can say and commend you because your One vERY Strong Woman. I remember Being down by your daughters side while waiting on EMS to Arrive and I want to say thank you for letting me do What I was trained to do and Being supportive at the scene.. Hope the Family Is well and Feel free to Call me anytime if yall just wanna talk … 386….275…7726 ….. Your Family will ALWAYS be in My Thoughts and PRayers…



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