Cyclist Luke Taylor has emerged from an induced coma after suffering horrific injuries in a collision with a ute last month.
He was on his road bike before the smash at the intersection of Cuthberts and Whites roads in Cardigan on May 27.
Whites Road is unsealed and has two give way signs, directing users to stop for those along Cuthberts Road, which is sealed.
There is tree cover on the southern side of Whites Road. A white cross sits on the intersection, suggesting a previous fatal crash.
Rach Taylor posted an online update from The Alfred hospital in Melbourne at the weekend, saying her brother's level of sedation had been reduced to see if he could breathe independently for the first time since the smash.
"Despite being intubated, Luke seemed to understand that he had the opportunity to get the ventilator tube taken out if he could just tolerate it for a few hours and show his medical team that he was ready to breathe by himself,” she wrote.
“His determination was evident, and he did enough to convince the ICU medical teams.
"Luke was finally extubated,where the breathing tube was taken out, around 4pm Friday.
“This allowed Luke to begin whispering a few words with a very quiet 'Godfather-esque' hoarse voice while drifting in and out of sleep as he remained groggy from the cocktail of sedatives and pain killers.”
But shortly afterwards Mr Taylor's sinus infection flared and his temperature began to fluctuate.
Doctors considered putting the tube back in but by Saturday morning antibiotics kicked in and he was on the mend.
Mr Taylor was able to sip water and even some orange juice.
He had an scan on Saturday that cleared him of any neck injuries so his brace could be removed.
But Ms Taylor said he was not out of the woods yet, especially given the sinus infection scare on Friday night.
“We've been reluctant to make any sweeping positive statements though, for fear of jinxing the progress,” she wrote. “The one thing we've learned is that ICU is a very precarious place.”
Mr Taylor’s pelvis was fractured and split open by the impact.
The collision is the subject of a police investigation.
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