SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It has been a little more than two weeks since KELOLAND’s Don Jorgensen and his wife, Pam, were involved in a motorcycle crash.
On Monday, May 31, Don and Pam were riding their motorcycle near 69th Street and Western Avenue when an SUV turned in front of them. The driver of the SUV was ticketed for a left turn violation, police say.
They sat down with reporter Bridget Bennett for their first interview since the crash.
“That was my first thought, is wow I can’t believe we got hit by a car and I’m ok. I don’t think I really felt the pain from my knee until I got into the ambulance,” Pam Jorgensen said.
“We heard sirens and I kept thinking, I hope my wife’s ok, and then they hauled me in the ambulance and I kept thinking, how did this happen to me?” Don Jorgensen said.
Tonight, they both open up about the crash and share more about their road to recovery.
“The outpouring of support has just been amazing, our phones are blowing up with text messages and Facebook messages, people praying for us and giving us hugs and saying we’re in their thought sand prayers it’s been amazing,” Don said.
Since then, the couple has returned home and they are on the road to recovery after they both broke their left legs.
Wednesday on KELOLAND News at 10 p.m., reporter Bridget Bennett will bring you an update on Don and his wife and what their recovery means.