UPDATED: Motorcyclist identified in f...

UPDATED: Motorcyclist identified in fatal crash

There are 14 comments on the Northwest Florida Daily News story from Jun 27, 2008, titled UPDATED: Motorcyclist identified in fatal crash. In it, Northwest Florida Daily News reports that:

A motorcyclist is dead following a Wednesday night accident in Crestview. David Ring, 60, of Crestview was driving a 2003 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle south on South Ferdon Boulevard when the driver of a ...

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Jboyett

Terry, MS

#1 Jun 27, 2008
I worked for David Ring for over 4 years. I am totally devastated by the news of his passing. My heart goes out to his family. He is a person to be truly admired. He worked his way up from nothing to become a business owner of several stores in several states. He always encouraged us to follow our dreams even if those dreams meant leaving Speedee Cash. I am following mine and I would like to give him at least part of the credit for that. David you are truly missed.
Kevin689

Crestview, FL

#2 Jul 18, 2008
I also feel for his family, and all the people who have lost someone in car and motorcycles in this area. Its amazing the amount of accidents here. I came from a large city, and never knew anyone killed in an accident, here its a monthly thing. People need to take more care to look around them and be aware.
LargoGirl

Spring Hill, FL

#3 Jul 19, 2008
My condolences to this man's family.

I recently moved here from California and cannot believe the way people drive. Say what you want about California, but everyone is in such a hurry here in Florida. What is the hurry or is it just an East Coast thing? You see accidents all over the place!!! Slow down, life is too short!!!
Louise

Hamilton, Canada

#4 Jul 26, 2008
I hate to sound unrespectful, but I have just one small question. Was Mr. Ring wearing a helmet? I've never understood why Florida did away with the helmet law. I know, they're heavy, and they are hot, but if I'd not been wearing one 20 years ago I'd not be here today. I still have that helmet with the huge gouge on the back of it---that could have been my head that hit the road! My condolences to this man's family. We're now retired bike riders, but loved every minute we rode ours, but that was before the heavy traffic, and crazy speed freak drivers.
Kevin689

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#5 Jul 27, 2008
Louise wrote:
I hate to sound unrespectful, but I have just one small question. Was Mr. Ring wearing a helmet? I've never understood why Florida did away with the helmet law. I know, they're heavy, and they are hot, but if I'd not been wearing one 20 years ago I'd not be here today. I still have that helmet with the huge gouge on the back of it---that could have been my head that hit the road! My condolences to this man's family. We're now retired bike riders, but loved every minute we rode ours, but that was before the heavy traffic, and crazy speed freak drivers.
I know what your saying. Funny you have to wear a seatbelt inside a car, but you can leave your head unprotected on a motorcycle. Welcome to the bright state of Florida.
Paul

Plant City, FL

#6 Jul 29, 2008
Kevin689 wrote:
<quoted text> I know what your saying. Funny you have to wear a seatbelt inside a car, but you can leave your head unprotected on a motorcycle. Welcome to the bright state of Florida.
Actually, Florida did NOT do away with the helmet law. As long as the driver is over 21 and has over $10,000 in medical insurance, a helmet is not mandatory. Now if the blue hairs would only be able to see and people could stay off the cell phones, us bikers would be able to travel a bit more safely.
My condolences to David's family and loved ones.
Mollie

Barnesville, OH

#7 Jul 30, 2008
I feel the helmets should be required by all ages.
I also think car drivers need to be more aware of motorcycle riders.
As bikers we have had more then one close call with cars due to them just not looking for motorcycles.
We have also had a few close calls with other bikers due to their inexperience on their bikes.
Driver education about motorcycles is needed for all drivers.
DavidMo

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#8 Jul 31, 2008
Paul wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Florida did NOT do away with the helmet law. As long as the driver is over 21 and has over $10,000 in medical insurance, a helmet is not mandatory. Now if the blue hairs would only be able to see and people could stay off the cell phones, us bikers would be able to travel a bit more safely.
My condolences to David's family and loved ones.
Thats still pretty much doing away with it. From what I heard on the news, this accident may have been his fault, he ran into the back of a truck being driven by a young guy. Not speaking of him, but motorcyclist in general. They get on their little speed racer bikes, whiz up behind you, pass illegally, run between cars. Its not all the blue hairs faults.
pat

Lakeland, FL

#9 Aug 1, 2008
It seems to me that people are very quick to assume the driver of the automobile is at fault.
Does anyone even consider what trauma the driver or any passengers go through. Being involved in an accident in which a life is lost is devastating for all involved.

“COWBOY UP!”

Since: Mar 08

Gainesville Texas

#10 Aug 4, 2008
pat wrote:
It seems to me that people are very quick to assume the driver of the automobile is at fault.
Does anyone even consider what trauma the driver or any passengers go through. Being involved in an accident in which a life is lost is devastating for all involved.
probably not
Jana Lucas

Grand Bay, AL

#11 Aug 17, 2008
Helmet or no helmet, David was a special person with an amazing gift that everyone who met him saw and respected. His family, his friends, his business and anyone who met him recognized this gift. Apparently God thought he had finished his job here on earth and he was promoted to greater things in a world we can only hope to experience with him someday.
May your spirit forever live in heaven with our heavenly father and may your memory and legacy forever touch our lives here on earth.
You are very missed David.
knewhim

Enterprise, AL

#12 Sep 20, 2008
My question is, how drunk was he?
knewhim

Enterprise, AL

#13 Sep 20, 2008
and by the way, lives werent all he touched.... ;)
knewhim2

Crestview, FL

#14 Apr 15, 2010
knewhim wrote:
My question is, how drunk was he?
That is pretty ugly to say and I hope that his family didn't read this. If one doesn't have anything nice to say, one should keep their mouths shut. Have some respect!

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