Tragedy struck last Friday when a motorcycle rider lost his life as he swerved to avoid a car and was thrown from his bike into a pole. Local riders feel it when one of them goes down – as was evidenced on Tuesday evening by the Mission Riders motorcycle club. Members of the club gathered for a vigil near the intersection of Cherry and Peach Streets, the site of the crash. They said a prayer, then rode through town towards Dusckas Funeral Home to attend the man’s funeral.
Family Members Were Surprised & Thankful
The deceased biker’s own brother said he was surprised by the showing of support. The rider’s aunt said she always thought bikers were scary because of their rough exterior, but in meeting them, she realized they are regular human beings that care for one another. One of the riders was quoted as saying “I didn’t know him personally…but when one of us goes down – we all feel it.” The support was overwhelming for family members who attended.
Please Watch for Bikers – They’re Watching for You
Family members and members of the Mission Riders pleaded with everyone present to please be on the lookout for motorcycles. Drives often misjudge the speed of an oncoming motorcycle, and often turn left in front of them or pull into traffic in front of them. Motorcycle riders understand this and they are always on the defensive. In a chilling Facebook post less than a week before is death, the deceased rider posted “Please watch for us, because we’re watching for you too.” next to a picture of his motorcycle.
A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer Near You
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