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Last weekend's crash seriously injures father

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A Waterloo father of four has serious injuries after he was involved in a crash while riding his motorcycle last weekend.

Randy Lee Mohl, 37 was riding his motorcycle in downtown Waterloo on Saturday when he collided with another car. The accident happened near West Third and Jefferson streets Saturday night.

"He very well could have left us...it was very close there for a while," Kevin Bennett, Mohl's uncle. "It really hits home when something like this happens, you really look at life in a different way."

Mohl has multiple fractures to his right leg and several internal injuries. According to family, Mohl suffered a stroke two days after the crash and underwent emergency brain surgery.

"They said he's not gonna be the one-hundred percent person that he was before," said Bennett.

Family says after the crash one of Mohl's first thoughts were if he would ever get back on his bike. Mohl also was worried about his four young children ranging from ages two to 13.

"He's an excellent dad, I just can't stress enough how good of a dad he is," said Bennett. "Those four kids mean the world to him."

His girlfriend and family members have not left his side while he has been at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Mohl's family is urging drivers to be aware of bikers.

"Be careful, open your eyes and look," said Bennett.

Mohl's family confirms the crash happened during My Waterloo Days and the driver who hit Mohl likely couldn't see because all of the parked cars.

At last check family says Mohl is responding to verbal commands and is attempting to move his right leg and speak. At this point he has not been able to talk. Family says doctors are moving him out of the ICU tonight and onto the surgical floor for more surgeries next week. The family has set up a GoFundMe to help with expenses and update friends and family with Mohl's recovery.

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