Okay. Well, a bunch of us went yesterday, the last day of the event. Here are a couple of choice pics.
After we left the event, we went to a large convenience store/gas up joint about a third of the way home. When we pulled in, it looked like a disaster scene. Ambulances, fire trucks, cop cars, and a tractor trailer looking very out of place. Apparently what happened was that the TT didn't see the biker along side of him, turned into the biker knocking him down and dragging him under the truck, running over his leg with the trailer. The ambulance had already taken him to hospital by the time we got there. ConditIon was unknown at that point. His wife was obviously upset, but stayed on site to help with the accident investigation, as she was a witness. She seemed to think he would recover from his injuries.
The bike also got partially munched. The drive belt cog(?) was dislocated from the wheel and of course the belt then fell off. The right turn sig was sheered off while the left only lost the lens/cover. The pipes received a thorough scraping, as did a number of other parts. We're all hoping he is doing okay. The truck driver was very visibly upset. I cannot say to a certainty who's fault this was, since I did not witness it and only heard the stories third hand. The moral of the story is MAKE SURE THAT TRUCKS CAN SEE YOU. DON'T RELY ON BEING HEARD BY THEM!