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KC man urges riders to watch motorbikes after friend gets injured

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man is urging drivers to be more careful on the road, especially for motorcycles.

Mark Cottman says his friend, Kevin Dixon, was riding his motorbike in Belton when he was hit and left for dead.

Both Cottman and Dixon share a love for the open road on their motorcycles.

The two are even in a motorcycle club together.

“Yeah, Kevin and I are really close, sorry, it’s kind of emotional,” Cottman said.

It’s moving because his friend has been in the hospital since April 22.

Cottman says the accident left Dixon with a serious head injury and broken bones.

“They had to remove a piece of his skull, to relieve the pressure that was building up. Thursday morning, he had his collarbone operated on and it broke in four places. He has broken or fractured ribs. His tibia and fibula, and above his ankle were broken and several bones in his foot.

Despite the pain, Cottman says Dixon is talking and in good spirits, even making jokes about being released from the hospital. “

“He keeps asking his buddies to hit them. Now we’re going to listen to his wife.

As Dixon recovers, Cottman is urging drivers not just to watch out for motorcycles on the road, but to be more attentive.

“It’s that time of year, please pay attention to your surroundings. That’s the most important thing, to put your cell phone down and pay attention to your surroundings.

Cottman started a GoFundMe page to help the Dixon family with their medical bills. Here’s how you can help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/y5jsq9-help-the-dixons