Motorcycle crash kills man in Uniondale

Motorcycle crash kills man in Uniondale

There are 74 comments on the Newsday.com story from Aug 31, 2006, titled Motorcycle crash kills man in Uniondale. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

A man riding a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Uniondale Avenue was killed this morning when his bike collided with a car backing out of a driveway near Mathilda Place, Nassau County Police said.

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Rick Reyes

Edison, NJ

#42 Apr 9, 2007
This message is in response to "Dan P"

I am Kip's brother in law. I haven't logged onto this website in a while because it's quite difficult to digest his loss to our community, friends and family will linger for all forever.

For the sake of the children who have logged on to this wonderful site I will edit my words. I find your lack of sentiment apalling.

I'm sure you can read you idiot, this is a tribute to Kip as a person. My wife, mother/father in law, children log on to this from time to time. How dare you express your ignorant views here.

I would welcome an opportunity to "reach out and touch you", to discuss your views in more detail.

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dan p wrote:
more often then not these motorcycle "accidents" involve what i call rice rockets racing down the street at incredieble speeds. you see them flying through traffic at 90 mph, weaving in and out of cars doing 30 mph.
i'm not saying this is one of those because all newsday said was that it was a 2000 yamaha.
but when you give a 21 year old kid a vehicle that has the ability to cruise at over 100 mph you might as well give him a gun with directions to shoot himself.
everytime one of these idiots ride between cars in stop and go traffic they are not only putting their lifes at risk but also innocent drivers.
how many of you see this everyday on the LIE and feel like opening your door?
these "nuts" drive like they are at the Daytona 500 and for the most part deserve the broken bones they receive.
Pam

AOL

#43 Apr 15, 2007
Thank you, Pryme for your response. It's true, we can't let our dream die. We have to move on. You know, don't sweat the small things. As we can see, life is precious. Live every day like it is your last or someone elses last. What I mean is never miss an opportunity to let someone know you love them. Whether it's through your words or most especially, through your actions. I am married with a 3 1/2yr old now, but God knows I loved Kip. I guess I just wasn't meant to be married to him. So, I'll take the role of being one of his musical children he left to finish his work. It hurts me everyday. The only music I can find that reminds me of him is "Neyo". The song "Let Go" was mainly Kip's style. I must say though, Kip did it first. And that's no lie. His music was as original as him. Thank you to my husband, Trevor for letting me express myself this way. It releases alot of hurt and unanswered questions for me. The Collins family should know that I love them more than they'll ever know. Maybe I loved them too much, but none the less, I loved and still love them. With all my heart. They know I'll do anything for them. Love you Mom and Dad Collins as if you were my own. Terry, who should have pursued modelling, and still can, I have always loved you very much, in spite of the rest. Please know that! Your brother was my heart. It's been a long time, but some things never change. God bless!
Milton Hill

East Meadow, NY

#44 Apr 23, 2007
Kip was a close friend to a lot of us. We're here to express our thoughts and feelings about how he touched us all in a different way. To me and my immediate family, he was always there...Even when we did'nt ask he was still always there. A lot of people can do the blame game but for the rest of us who are still mourn, please have enough compassion to simply SHUT UP with the blame game. We're not here for it and don't want to read about it. We loved him a lot. In my case I loved him like a cousin. I could always (and still do) come over and ask for a plate if I want. I can get advise if I need it because Uncle Lee and the fam will always be there. We don't need to here anyone giving lectures on today's situations. We need to enjoy the time we have with our memories of KIP.
To all others, please accept my apologies for the rant moment.I just get a little offended when I read good things and come across another's lack of common sense....
Milton wrote:
....kip was a nice guy. i see that. but kip was doing over 60mph in a 30mph speed zone. that's why kip didn't avoid the car backing out of the driveway.
kip was speeding and being reckless. when people who drive too fast and reckless on a motorcycle they are an accident waiting to happen. just thank god it wasn't a child on a bike that came out of that driveway....
Why did Dan P ever bother to comment? Yes you can point out all the bad things from the dawn of time but if the rest of us are olny showing how much we cared for him, why is this guy making such negative points?
...just thank god it wasn't a child on a bike that came out of that driveway....
Well just thank God it was'nt you in that accident. Otherwise someone would be forced to say nice things about YOU....
Deb

Dallas, TX

#45 Apr 25, 2007
April 26, 1969...An amazing man was born today. It's hard not seeing or speaking with you anymore, but I hold you close to my heart. The days don't get any easier for me either. You have always been very special to me, and I thank God for the time we spent together. Every moment is cherished. My love for you is never ending. Thank you Kip for being my best friend, my love, my producer, my everything. God is GREAT, and his plan for everyone is nearing. Your in heaven making smiles even brighter. Doing what you do best, spreading happiness. I know I will see you again. I miss your smile, your love, and the music we made. Don't worry I'll carry the music torch and represent you well. Knowing how you felt for me keeps my heart sound, although it aches for you. To every branch that stems from the Collins family, I love you all. Your an incredible family. I'm here whenever you need me. Happy Birthday Kip, Loving and missing you always and forever - Deb XOXOXO!!
Pam Uniondale LI

AOL

#46 Jun 8, 2007
Still love and thinking of you, Kip. You're family as well. Excuse me if I appear to write alot. It's just how I deal with it all. I know you're reading these Kip and I hear what you're saying. Can't wait to see you, again. Loving you as always!
Pam
Deb Hempstead NY TX

New York, NY

#47 Aug 31, 2007
I can't believe it's been a year Kip. You will forever stay in MY HEART!! I LOVE YOU....I MISS YOU. I will see you again.
Timeless Love,
Deb
T VA sweetie

Suffolk, VA

#49 Aug 31, 2007
A year ago today, my life was changed forever and I had no control over it at all. I was devastated when Kip passed. Death broke us up from a cycle of love, dreams & future plans. I'm going to miss you the most when I am singing.
I knew from day one that Kip was going to be someone special in my life. I could feel his spirit of love speak to me. He really taught me a lot about love by the way he loved and protected me. He was raised right & was a gentleman. Kip raised the bar for a lot of men. He is a tough act to follow. So Kip, I know you will be looking down on me and making sure the next man will treat me right.
I really didn't think I could smile again after experiencing such a loss. However,I remember that I am a child of God and that God always sends comforters; it's in the word. On another note, I've accepted the fact that Kip is gone and will never forget him, and by God's grace, I have gained closure. Yes, it's been a year, and I am so much better now than I was this day last year and I am forever grateful for my resilience, prayer partners, friends and family who have helped me get through. To mom and pop Collins, Terry & Rick and the rest of the family I've met, you are very special, I love you and thank you for making me feel welcomed in your lives.
Kip, I'll never forget you love and how much of a real man and love you've been, but I'm finally ready for a new chapter in my life to begin as your heart would want me to carry on. You'll always have a special place in my heart full of love. I miss U sweetie...
grinnter

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Aug 31, 2007
After reading the post from dre I have to wonder.
Why wasn't he wearing a seatbelt? That isn't what I was wondering but at least I said something and this could just be my 15. Either way, Trump will be very disappointed should he read this. But as we all know, well,,,, if we all know I guess I really don't need to repeat it for ya. Rememeber, it's all good until it gets bad, I was told that by Bitz! And when deep frying chicken use caution.
Pam Uniondale- LI NY

AOL

#52 Sep 4, 2007
Yes, it's been a year. I am so glad to see that no one has forgotten. We move on but with Kip always in our hearts. I couldn't write on the 31st. It was difficult. I just remembered the good times with "the crew" at that time. I'd like to say a special "Hello" to Deb Williams. Checked you out on your web page. It's kinda hot! My old time rival, but always a special person. She and I both had and still have the vocals that Kip trained and taught us to do our best with. Hoping to hear one or both of our voices on the radio......SOOOOON!!!!!!! To the Collins and Reyes families, I love you guys, certainly goes without saying. You know that! I enjoy continuing communication with you, although it's not the same. No one knows what the future holds, but I know it's in God's hands. The best is still yet to come. I love you, Kip. As always. I'll see you very soon. Until then......
Rick Reyes

United States

#53 Sep 5, 2007
I myself can't believe that it has been a year. I come to this site from time to time to read all of the comments posted by Kip's immediate and extended families. I'm sure that I speak for all of us that reading the stories, and sharing those individual and wonderful expieriences that we all shared with Kip, makes it just a little better.

The last year for me has been specifically dedicated to doing the best that I can to help my family and I get through each day. While this site is being used to talk about all the good that Kip originated, I have to touch on some of the individuals that dare not darken the Collins or Reyes family doorsteps as a direct result of their actions since 8/31/06.

I have had to protect Kip's musical interest and integrity that he worked so DAMN hard at on a daily basis since the accident. I have had fraudulent contracts presented to me by what were supposed to be Kip's friends. I have caught individuals and his artists trying to sell Kip's tracks as their own to various labels. Acting as a gatekeeper, I have kept my beautiful in-laws free from all of the countless and dishonest members of the music business that tried to reach Mr/Mrs Collins.

With this said, it's a new day!. All of Kip's music is protected. It has been copywritten at least 4 different ways. All of the legailities associated with Kip's business has been squered away.

As of 9/1/07,with the blessings of Terry, Mom and Pop, ALC Productions and Blackdraft Entertainment are back in business!

Blackdraft Entertainment will be releasing an "ALC's Finest" CD which will feature only Kip -(ALC artists). Through organic growth, we will assist Kip's artists get the attention they deserve. Blackdraft has also reached an agreement with HOT 97, Kiss FM and KTU to promote ALC's Finest on the AIR. Blackdraft has also secured local NYC venues for the artists to appear. Let's get those voices on the radio where they belong.

ALC Productions has recently placed 4 of Kip's tracks with major artists. Unfortunately, for confidentiality reasons I cannot tell you now who they are.

The Kip Collins foundation is also now up and running. The Foundation will serve to promote the values and the musical vision Kip shared. The foundation will focus on musical students from all age ranges and levels. There will be more details in the near future.

There is NO way that I could let his dream fade away. No Way. Terry and I have artists in mind for the CD. We will be contacting you shortly.I will also be reaching out to some of his true friends,(ie college) to assist us with the music distribution south of BWI.

I look forward to talking with some of you soon. Let's make the next year just a little bit better.

Rick
Omar Campbell

Jersey City, NJ

#54 Sep 26, 2007
Kip was my idol and will always be in my life. Everytime i make a new beat and song he is gonna be on my mind, RIP Kip I love you.
C GADDY

Brooklyn, NY

#55 Dec 6, 2007
WOW...I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS BEEN A LIL OVER YR SINCE U LEFT US,I CANT GET USE TO THAT IDEA BRO.NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO TELL YOU THANK U FOR EVERYTHING YOU DONE FOR ME,AS AN ARTIST BUT MOST AS A PERSON...I MISS YOU CALLING ME AT 4AM IN THE MORNING TRYING TO DISGUISE UR VOICE TRYING TO PRANK ME..LMAO.I TALKED TO THE FAMILY A COUPLE DAYS AGO..RICK,TERRY..POP,RICK WANTS ME TO COME OUT TO YOUR STUDIO AFTER THE HOLIDAYS AND HELP ON THIS BACKDRAFT ENT PROJECT....YOU KNOW IM THERE MY DUDE..ANYTHING FOR YOU,AND HELP FIND ALL THE STUFF YOU'VE DONE ON THE COMPUTER...LOL THATS WAS YOU MR.LO PROFILE...LOVE U MISS U K....C.G.
JP RRA

Hillside, NJ

#57 Apr 16, 2008
RIP MY BROTHER WERE EVER YOU ARE YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS. FROM THE ROAD RIDDING ALIANCE
Mariama Diallo

Howell, NJ

#58 Aug 13, 2008
KIP I miss u so so much...u were one of the greatest people I'have had the priviledge of meeting in this lifetime.I know u r in better hands now, see u one of these dayssss!
Terry Collins-Reyes

Yonkers, NY

#59 Nov 20, 2008
"KIP" my loving brother and best friend. It's been two years and I can still hear mommiesí voice like it was yesterday crying to me over the phone that you were gone. Life all of a sudden became a nightmare that I have still yet to wake up from.

So many people have written such beautiful things about you. My heart fills with joy to read how much you are loved by everyone. I only hope you know it too.

Rick and I are working hard to keep your legacy alive through your music. It has been a challenge. But, as you are always so determined to achieve and to be an Arista at what ever you put your mind to; and let nothing stand in your way we are going to do our best to make you proud of our determination.

Kip I miss you sooooo much!!!! I have become a different person and I'll never be the same but I have to keep thing in perspective for so many reasons. Mom, Dad, Tony, myself & Rick we are taking it one day at a time. So donít worry.

I know you are making beautiful music and enjoying Mama Emma; Uncle Ed; Aunt Ann; Robin; Pastor Smith and Uncle Jean. I sure miss you guys. Give them my love.

Canít wait to see you again just promise me you will meet me at the gate when I get there!!! LOL.

Love you Terry
Sandy Recard

Scott, LA

#60 Jan 17, 2009
Terry I was so sorry to hear about Kip. May he rest in peace. I was looking for you and found Kips story. I pray that mom & pops are doing better. Please email me @ sandy.recard @gmail.com.
Terry Collins-Reyes wrote:
"KIP" my loving brother and best friend. It's been two years and I can still hear mommiesí voice like it was yesterday crying to me over the phone that you were gone. Life all of a sudden became a nightmare that I have still yet to wake up from.
So many people have written such beautiful things about you. My heart fills with joy to read how much you are loved by everyone. I only hope you know it too.
Rick and I are working hard to keep your legacy alive through your music. It has been a challenge. But, as you are always so determined to achieve and to be an Arista at what ever you put your mind to; and let nothing stand in your way we are going to do our best to make you proud of our determination.
Kip I miss you sooooo much!!!! I have become a different person and I'll never be the same but I have to keep thing in perspective for so many reasons. Mom, Dad, Tony, myself & Rick we are taking it one day at a time. So donít worry.
I know you are making beautiful music and enjoying Mama Emma; Uncle Ed; Aunt Ann; Robin; Pastor Smith and Uncle Jean. I sure miss you guys. Give them my love.
Canít wait to see you again just promise me you will meet me at the gate when I get there!!! LOL.
Love you Terry
Kissy

Salisbury, NC

#61 Mar 23, 2009
WOW...my eyes are filled with tears as I have just learned of Kip's passing. Kip and I met at Morgan State and instantly became the best of friends.I use to rap for Kip doing all kinds of Demo's but never really took it serious but ironically I just got back into the music circle and was trying to get in touch with Kip. Words simply can't express the emptiness I feel. Mr. and Mrs. Collins, Terry...my love and heart is with you!
Nicky

Newark, NJ

#62 Jun 3, 2009
I did not have the opportunity to meet KIP Collins but I met Ms. Terry at one of her organization's event and it was when I got home I realized that the individual she spoke about at the event was the same person I heard so much about. I lived close to where the accident occurred and it was a tragic day in our community. I just wanted this family to know that there are people out there routing for them and prays for them daily. God Bless!!!
tony scott

United States

#63 Jun 14, 2009
I didnt know Mr. Kip at all, but he was human being. All the press wants to do is cover murders and drive-bys. Not a black man who has made a diference in so many lifes. I pray for the family and may some good come out of this. May god be with you.
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Phoenix, AZ

#64 Jun 24, 2009
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