Local motorcycle accident survivor reacts to weekend collision in Connecticut

Lyle Ellerbee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – A group of motorcyclists had been strike by a car or truck around the weekend in Connecticut, very seriously injuring two western Massachusetts riders.

The incident brought back poor memories for a local survivor of a comparable crash in 2019 which remaining seven individuals lifeless in New Hampshire.

Joshua Morin explained to Western Mass Information that various persons arrived at out to him right after hearing about the motorbike incident on Sunday night involving riders at the Chicopee Moose Lodge.

He spoke with us close to three yrs soon after his in close proximity to brush with demise about what he would like to see to try to aid avert these accidents in the long term.

“My heart broke immediately and filled with disappointment realizing that people’s lives are likely to be affected and most likely devastated,” Morin told us.

He survived a surprising motorcycle incident in New Hampshire in 2019 involving a truck driver from West Springfield who drove into a team of bikers, killing 7 of them.

Morin spoke with Western Mass News just after a identical crash on Sunday involving riders from Ludlow and Chicopee evoked quick comparisons from the local community.

Ken Fish was supposed to bike along with his friends, who are associates of the Chicopee Moose Lodge Riders, on Route 171 in Woodstock, Connecticut when a auto crossed the double yellow line at a higher pace and struck several bikers, leaving his buddies hospitalized and seriously injured.

“I was supposed to go on that ride, but I took the time off to shell out with my daughter,” Fish told us.

Morin talked about the risk motorcyclists confront each individual time they step on a bicycle.

“You can have all the preparations you want and you however can get injured,” he reported.

Morin instructed Western Mass News that rides centered all around nonprofits and gains are a frequent concept for biker teams, which includes the Moose Riders. Though security is by no means a assure, it is generally a stage of discussion.

“Our rides ordinarily consist of a basic safety temporary,” Morin stated. “We go off on the road and we ride staggered, extremely distinct instructions about how to tackle ourselves on the road.”

For Morin, who reported he even now bargains with the physical and psychological tolls every single working day, his information is easy for distracted drivers.

“Pay attention to the street, pay back interest to your driving,” he explained. “One slight mishap can eliminate any individual on a motorcycle, and if not killed, certainly alter their lifestyle for the relaxation of their life.”

The incident stays beneath investigation. Connecticut State Law enforcement have not released the identity of the driver at this time.

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