Police ID victims of weekend motorcyc...

Police ID victims of weekend motorcycle crash -- Motorcycling, ...

There are 96 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 31, 2008, titled Police ID victims of weekend motorcycle crash -- Motorcycling, .... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A couple killed Sunday when a car turned into the path of their motorcycle in north Volusia County were identified today by the Florida Highway Patrol as Walter Rhoden, 47, and his wife, Kathryn Phipps, 45, of ...

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Lady Stella

Altamonte Springs, FL

#1 Mar 31, 2008
RIP my biker friends. Perhaps if this man would have been a little patient these two would still be able to enjoy a ride into the sunset.
Officer Safety

Carol Stream, IL

#2 Mar 31, 2008
Lady Stella wrote:
RIP my biker friends. Perhaps if this man would have been a little patient these two would still be able to enjoy a ride into the sunset.
Just another in a long list of Bikers Killed by MORONS turning left in their path. Please don't cry and say you didn't see them. People in cars have no respect for mororcycles, a couple of seconds of patients and those 2 people would still be alive. Daniel, I hope you have horrible nightmares for the rest of your miserable life.
Thomas Sheard

Wigan, UK

#3 Mar 31, 2008
The male victim in question was a reputable cardiac surgeon from Yorkshire, England. He will be sadly missed.
GWbiker

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#4 Mar 31, 2008
How in the world does a motorist not see a motorcycle as large as a Harley Davidson. That stupid cager must be legally blind!
Shawna

Griffith, IN

#6 Mar 31, 2008
Thomas Sheard wrote:
The male victim in question was a reputable cardiac surgeon from Yorkshire, England. He will be sadly missed.
I was there, I tried to help Kathryn. I am so sad that I couldn't save her life. I have been thinking about them non-stop. We were on vacation and checking out Daytona beach. We pulled up right after it happened. I didn't see the accident. I just seen them on the ground and I tried my best to help. I will be haunted by that scene forever.
My parents both ride Harleys. I called them right away and told them what happened, because I never really worry about them out on their bikes. But now I know how easy it is to die on your Harley. Bike riders, please be careful and I will always be extra careful when you are around me on your bike. Everyone else, drive carefully, watch out especially for bikers, PLEASE.
My heart and prayers go out to those who knew Mr. Rhoden and Ms. Phipps.
beckster

Orlando, FL

#9 Mar 31, 2008
RIP fellow bikers and Godspeed on your final journey.
Swoose

United States

#12 Apr 1, 2008
To most people, the term "Scooter Trash" is the way they describe people that ride Motorcycles. To real biker such as myself, it is a badge of honor. I have riden these Iron Horses for 61 years and I am damn proud to be called "Scooter Trash". To the family of the 2 people that were killed, you have our heartfelt condolances. May they ride their scooter through the gates of heaven in all the glory they deserve. RIP Scooter Trash
Barnsley UK

Bradford, UK

#13 Apr 1, 2008
I knew both of the victims, both highly respectable Doctors from Barnsley, UK, who were on holiday. Dr Rhoden was a Cardiologist at Barnsley Hospital, and his wife a general practitioner nearby. They leave behind 3 young children.
A GRIEVING PATIENT

London, UK

#14 Apr 1, 2008
Dr Kathy Phipps was a brilliant doctor who will be sadly missed by all her family, friends & patients alike. Not forgetting her husband who was a highly respected heart consultant at Barnsley General Hospital.GOD BLESS YOU BOTH R.I.P.
Dr Mark Atkin

UK

#15 Apr 1, 2008
My colleagues and I at Valley Medical Centre Sheffield UK are all shocked and heartbroken at the tragic loss of Kathy and Walter. Our thoughts are with their children and family. Rest in Peace.
sheila betts a friend

Liverpool, UK

#16 Apr 1, 2008
Shawna wrote:
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I was there, I tried to help Kathryn. I am so sad that I couldn't save her life. I have been thinking about them non-stop. We were on vacation and checking out Daytona beach. We pulled up right after it happened. I didn't see the accident. I just seen them on the ground and I tried my best to help. I will be haunted by that scene forever.
My parents both ride Harleys. I called them right away and told them what happened, because I never really worry about them out on their bikes. But now I know how easy it is to die on your Harley. Bike riders, please be careful and I will always be extra careful when you are around me on your bike. Everyone else, drive carefully, watch out especially for bikers, PLEASE.
My heart and prayers go out to those who knew Mr. Rhoden and Ms. Phipps.
I would like to say a big thankyou Shawna for trying to help Kathy. They were 2 wonderful doctors and wonderful people who will leave a large hole in our society.....and they leave 3 wonderful children God Bless them....Olivia,Emily and James
Thankyou veryone for you comments.
The world will be an emptier place without them
David and Susie

Manchester, UK

#17 Apr 1, 2008
Walter was a good friend and superb cardiologist who will be greatly missed at Barnsley Trust, UK. Kath was also a good friend and greatly loved local GP. Both spent much time in training and looking after young doctors as well as being devoted to the care of their patients. We (SO/DWB) are but two of his hospital colleagues. All will miss them and are mourning them. Both had at different times lent us help, support and given us sound advice.
SO and DB
A patient_Darfield UK

Nottingham, UK

#18 Apr 1, 2008
Such awful news. Just wanted to send my sincere condolences to all their family members, especially the children.
emily hearne

Gislingham, UK

#19 Apr 1, 2008
emily rhoden their daughter is one of my best friends, i'm sure they will be greatly missed!

everybody is devastated :(
rip
Dawn Wilson UK

Belfast, UK

#20 Apr 1, 2008
Kathy was a friend. She was a brilliant doctor and Walter a great cardiologist. Both wonderful parents of Emily, Jamie and Olivia. Our thoughts are with you. Special thoughts to Mr and Mrs Phipps.
parent of emilys friend

Barnet, UK

#21 Apr 1, 2008
God bless you children you are much loved and your fantastic brilliant parents will be missed so very much
McGuinness clan - NZ

Christchurch, New Zealand

#22 Apr 1, 2008
Walter and Kathy were inspirational friends and colleagues who embraced life to the fullest. The world is a duller place without them both in it. All our love goes to the families and friends in the UK especially to Jamie, Emily and Olivia dont forget your New Zealand "family" loves you and is thinking of you.
Shay, Carol, Ben and Jess
Karen and Dean

Christchurch, New Zealand

#23 Apr 2, 2008
We have just heard the news and we are devastated. We remember our wonderful time with Kathy and Walter in France and we were looking forward to them coming to NZ again with their family. We are grateful for those memories. Jamie, Emily and Olivia we will trail through our video footage and send it to you to look at when you are ready. Kathy and Walter were an inspirational, funny, interesting and generous couple. Our hearts go out to their 3 children.
Su Pettersson

Chippendale, Australia

#24 Apr 2, 2008
sheila betts a friend wrote:
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I would like to say a big thankyou Shawna for trying to help Kathy. They were 2 wonderful doctors and wonderful people who will leave a large hole in our society.....and they leave 3 wonderful children God Bless them....Olivia,Emily and James
Thankyou veryone for you comments.
The world will be an emptier place without them
Sheila this is so sad, Jo and Steve must be devastated, give her a hug for me.
Amar Rughani UK

UK

#25 Apr 2, 2008
Kathy and I shared a passion for education in its broader purpose of helping people to be greater than they believed they were capable of. She was vitality personified and truly lived every day. Through this,she taught me that life is about working for a better tomorrow but in a way that combines fun (she was full of it!)with commitment.
Kathy--you're not gone because your message lives on

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