One dead in motorcycle crash - Sentinel & Enterprise

A 22-year-old Ashburnham man died early Saturday morning after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of Narrows and East roads, according to Westminster Police. Full Story
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mother of one

Westminster, MA

#1 Jun 14, 2009
only the good die young
jtn

Harvard, MA

#2 Jun 14, 2009
rip my friend
So sad

United States

#3 Jun 14, 2009
This kid was no stranger to speeding and crashing. It's too bad he didn't learn his lesson the first time around. I feel for the poor family and friends who are now grieving, it's never easy when you lose a loved one.
Moparman

East Falmouth, MA

#4 Jun 14, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends who lost their loved one. It is a sad day when another brother biker is lost, may god see his soul, and help your hearts thru this difficult time.
Condolences

Manchester, NH

#5 Jun 14, 2009
"So sad"...was your comment really necessary? Attention-seeking behavior such as yours should be muzzled during times of mourning.
Beyond that, this is an awful tragedy. Rest in peace, Ricky.
So sad

United States

#6 Jun 14, 2009
Attention seeking behavior? Seriously? Get real. If you knew him at all, you would know he got the bike back from doing the exact same thing. The kid loved to live in the fast lane. It sucks he died doing what he loved, and it sucks for the family who has now lost a loved one. You will be missed Ricky-we know you are now riding up there all you want.
Townie

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Jun 14, 2009
So sad wrote:
Attention seeking behavior? Seriously? Get real. If you knew him at all, you would know he got the bike back from doing the exact same thing. The kid loved to live in the fast lane. It sucks he died doing what he loved, and it sucks for the family who has now lost a loved one. You will be missed Ricky-we know you are now riding up there all you want.
If you read the article the initial investigation indicates that his speed was not excessive.
Linda

Ware, MA

#8 Jun 14, 2009
So sad wrote:
Attention seeking behavior? Seriously? Get real. If you knew him at all, you would know he got the bike back from doing the exact same thing. The kid loved to live in the fast lane. It sucks he died doing what he loved, and it sucks for the family who has now lost a loved one. You will be missed Ricky-we know you are now riding up there all you want.
Even if your comments are not "attention seeking" I also feel that your comment was inappropriate. Then you address the deceased directly. What do you think? He cant hear you? He knows what you said.
So sad

United States

#9 Jun 14, 2009
Not excessive compared to the posted speed limit on the road, not for the intersection. Anyone who rides is well aware that not slowing down, on a sharp intersection, at night, can be deadly. Riding a bike is not like driving a car. We're all sad he's gone, but I'm not going to sugarcoat it and say that the kid was a safe operator. It is my hope that others will do the same, and that his death will not be in vain-instead people will recognize that a motorcycle and its power need to be respected.
Michelle Fortier

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Jun 14, 2009
That is my cousin and i cna;t beleive he is dead my name is Michelle Fortier and i just want to say he was a awesome polite good kid and i miss him so much no one deserves to die at the age of 22 =*[
Michelle Fortier

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Jun 14, 2009
He was my cousin and now he is dead and i can;t beleive it and So Sad don't u write like that about him u barely knew him he was and awesome good kid and he is dead now and none of u understand how much pain i and my family and my aunt and uncle r going through rite now =*[
So sad

United States

#12 Jun 14, 2009
Yes, he was nice guy. Being a nice kid doesn't make him a safe operator though. I'm sorry your family has to go through this, and I only hope you all speak out for motorcycle safety, so another family never has to go through the same.
Michelle Fortier

Fitchburg, MA

#13 Jun 14, 2009
sooooo what how do u know he wan;t a safe operator were u a friend of his? did u care about him? if u aren;t any of these things then stop saying shit okay?
Aimee

Worcester, MA

#14 Jun 14, 2009
SO SAD...is it really necessary to keep posting comments? Did Ricky even know who you are? Were you there when it happened? I'm gonna guess is the answer to all of those questions. Save your preaching and let his family and friends mourn the loss of a great guy and not have to defend him during this painful time.
So sad

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2009
Yes I was, and I've ridden with him as well.
Public Forum

Brewster, MA

#16 Jun 14, 2009
Aimee wrote:
SO SAD...is it really necessary to keep posting comments? Did Ricky even know who you are? Were you there when it happened? I'm gonna guess is the answer to all of those questions. Save your preaching and let his family and friends mourn the loss of a great guy and not have to defend him during this painful time.
Just as you claim other posters were not there, well, neither were you.

The place for condolence postings is the obituary section. Forums are for comments, liked or not, on news items. Your authorization is not necessary nor required.
Aimee

Worcester, MA

#17 Jun 14, 2009
wow...ridiculous
Public Forum

Brewster, MA

#18 Jun 14, 2009
Aimee wrote:
wow...ridiculous
Fact.

Most people who cannot handle the thought of someone making a negative or purposed negative comment of a friend or family member historically also are not opposed to making their own comments against the actions or occurances of those not known to them.

Face it, it's human nature. News is news and open for comments, accepted or not, just as EVERYONE does.

Condolences also have their place and time.
So sad

United States

#19 Jun 14, 2009
I have not made any negative comments. I think Ricky was a nice kid too, and have said so. I just think it's awful to not take this time to bring light to motorcycle safety. If his death can save just one kid who otherwise would be out riding like he was racing at Laguna Seca, then that's a GREAT thing.
wow

Saco, ME

#20 Jun 14, 2009
If you're someone that oversees these forums maybe you should get with the writers and show them how to spell correctly, and how to report facts.
Public Forum wrote:
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Fact.
Most people who cannot handle the thought of someone making a negative or purposed negative comment of a friend or family member historically also are not opposed to making their own comments against the actions or occurances of those not known to them.
Face it, it's human nature. News is news and open for comments, accepted or not, just as EVERYONE does.
Condolences also have their place and time.

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