View Full Version : Bob Kapteyn

09-02-2009, 09:53 AM
Bob, who operates Joliet Studebaker, fell off the roof of his building yesterday. He fell about 12 feet and landed on his back. He was subsequently taken by ambulance to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. He has a couple of broken vertebrae but otherwise came through pretty good. He will be out of commission some several weeks so if you have an order placed with him it will no doubt be delayed.


09-02-2009, 09:56 AM
Holy Smoke, If I remember from my industrial days the LD-50 for falls was 12 Feet.

Sorry to hear but glad it's fixable and healable.

Good luck



09-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Positive thoughts towards Bob's recovery. He's a cool guy and a great vendor.[^]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

09-02-2009, 11:58 AM
I did visit Bob in the hospital this morning. He is in good spirits and recovering. He apparently broke at least two vertebrae and bruised his lungs. He was joking then told me it hurt to laugh. They did an MRI yesterday and he was to get the results today.


09-03-2009, 09:31 AM
Holy smoke! Bob must have fallen off the "low" section of his building, not the main block. But a twelve-foot fall is bad news in any case.

Please convey my best wishes for a speedy recovery when you next see him.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

09-03-2009, 09:38 AM
Best wishes and fast recovery. Sounds to be very lucky, indeed.

09-03-2009, 04:40 PM
Gee, pass onto Bob that he is in my thoughts and prayers.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

09-17-2009, 10:38 AM
Anyone know the latest on Bob's condition?

'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon on the road!

Urs Nyffeler
09-18-2009, 02:27 PM
We visited Bob when we were stateside from Switzerland two summers ago. Would you tell him that we send best wishes for a speedy recovery?
Thanks! Urs and Stefanie

09-18-2009, 04:00 PM
I talked to his wife, Marie, a couple of days ago. The plan then was for him to come home yesterday. Two cracked vertebrae, bruised lungs and some other assorted bruises. He was able to get up then and walk using a walker. Hopefully, he is home by now. He is using a plastic cast to hold his back straight.