Friends of a former Carson City man injured in a motorcycle accident are raising money to help defray his medical costs.
Robert Beveridge, 24, was injured in a Sunday motorcycle accident near Markleeville, Calif.
According to his mother, Dayton's Linda Beveridge, he received multiple injuries after he was thrown from his motorcycle and into a stop sign.
The University of Nevada, Reno accounting student was taken to Washoe Medical Center with severe head trauma and broken bones in his jaw, ribs and vertebrae.
He was in a coma until Tuesday, his mother said, when he woke up and recognized his father.
"He works, has scholarships, and is on the dean's list again," she said. "He is also without (medical) insurance. He was dropped from our insurance when he turned 24 last month."
As Beveridge is scheduled to be in surgery today, his friends and members of Nevada Sport Bike in Reno are getting out the word to raise money.
Kenneth Crompton said he is establishing a bank account with Bank of America.
Crompton, who is also a member of Nevada Sport Bike, picked up Beveridge's motorcycle Tuesday.
Beveridge is a 1997 graduate of Carson High School. He attended Fritsch Elementary and Carson Middle schools while his family lived in Carson City.
He has been at UNR for the past five years, working his way through college.
"He has worked hard to put himself through school," his mom said. "He is very athletic, very intelligent and he's my son."
Beveridge received the UNR Chromalloy Nevada Scholarship and Richard Thoreson Scholarship when he graduated from Carson High.