Man killed in motorcycle accident

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A 24-year-old man was killed in an early-morning motorcycle accident on state Rt.

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Skedge

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Aug 1, 2008
 
We are walking in thesame footsteps. We are sorry for your loss.

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I am sorry for you loss
Ed Haas

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Wonder if he was wearing his helmet? I've seen a ton of motorcycles lately where the rider hasn't had a helmet on. I'd say that 8 out of 10 that I see on Rt. 8 each week doesn't wear the helmet.
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getting tired of hearing about all these motorcycle accidents. another unfortunate loss. at that time of night i wonder if there were other circumstances involved that haven't been released?
anonamous

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he was my friend...him and his cousin were drinking and riding over 100mph
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Would a helmet save you when you hit a tree, though? I'm thinking it may have been much worse than a head injury. And I agree that 3 am is never a good time to be on the road unless you have to go to a job.
Ed Haas

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anonamous wrote:
he was my friend...him and his cousin were drinking and riding over 100mph
Natural selection then I guess. Sucks that people have to learn these lessons by watching people die over and over doing the same things using the same vehicle. Can't figure bikers out really. I mean, I used to love riding my dirt bike when I was younger, but even then I knew my limits, and what NOT to do.
Allrighty

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He recenty served in our armed forces proudly and with honor. His family is in our prayers.

Just was a sad lesson in life that happened.

(And for anonamous? what was the purpose to make your statement about his drinking, doesn't sound like a friend to me if that is all you wanted to write). If you know his parents they are very kind people and he meant the world to them.

“Stupidity should be painful”

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Allrighty wrote:
He recenty served in our armed forces proudly and with honor. His family is in our prayers.
Just was a sad lesson in life that happened.
(And for anonamous? what was the purpose to make your statement about his drinking, doesn't sound like a friend to me if that is all you wanted to write). If you know his parents they are very kind people and he meant the world to them.
I feel bad that another young life has been lost, but "anonamous" has every right to post information. This is a public forum, not a memorial site. You will find that on Legacy.com .

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Ed Haas wrote:
Wonder if he was wearing his helmet? I've seen a ton of motorcycles lately where the rider hasn't had a helmet on. I'd say that 8 out of 10 that I see on Rt. 8 each week doesn't wear the helmet.
Yeah! What are these people doing, by not using a helmet. I imagine that they're hot, and uncomfortable, but they should be worn. I see these people,too. They're really taking a dangerous chance by not using a helmet.
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Aug 2, 2008
 
I served with this man on 2 combat tours to iraq, we always joked around about meeting up one day when we were old. i'll miss you bro, see you on the other side... doc
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San Jose Transplant, And who said anonamous could't post and I was expressing my opinion which is my right his was a petty post.

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Allrighty wrote:
San Jose Transplant, And who said anonamous could't post and I was expressing my opinion which is my right his was a petty post.
You are right.. but let me explain...

There has been many threads lately where someone young has died (mostly MVAs) and the posters have gotten out of hand on both sides. I didn't want to see that happen again, just wanted to nip it in thebud so to speak. I'm sorry that I came off much harser than I intended.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, as a mother who also lost a son much too young, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family...sjt
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Seriously! Mourn for the family, friends, and all involved in this tradgedy. Worry about the helmet of the person out there who gets to ride tomorrow.
Megan

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Aug 4, 2008
 
The accident was two houses down from me. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!
Use Common Sense

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Aug 5, 2008
 
kathyd wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah! What are these people doing, by not using a helmet. I imagine that they're hot, and uncomfortable, but they should be worn. I see these people,too. They're really taking a dangerous chance by not using a helmet.
This is America and we have a choice on whether to wear a helmet or not, it's not required in Ohio. It's unfortunate that this young man was killed but he did make a choice and had an accident. People die everyday you really shouldn't "freak out" about it.
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Aug 30, 2008
 
i was able to have a great time working with purnell and he was indeed a great guy. i wish i had more of a chance to get to know him more.i dont care about the fact that he drank before he rode. i care about the fact that he was a great guy who had his life planned out. he served our country and was trying to be a firefighter to help save people. you people can say what you want but should realize that this world has lost a great guy who did and could of done more good for us. and yes him and his best friend were wearing helmets. purnell you will be missed.

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