Motorcyclist Killed In Collision Near Mt. Baldy

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A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a big rig near Mount Baldy in the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.The accident took place shortly before 6 p.m. on Mount Baldy Road in the first tunnel, ...
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Tammi Hopkins

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Oct 2, 2007
 
This young man was a friend of my daughters. He was a very positive young man and had alot of friends.

As a mom, I just want to know how do we keep our kids off of these "crotch rockets" that they live (and die) for? As a teen myself, I saw a friend (who had also just gotten one of the old Ninja's) get hit head on. These kids climb on and feel like Superman, and then they are gone!

This has to stop, but how?!?!?!?
Carlo Perez

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Oct 2, 2007
 
I was there I saw the whole thing, I live in Upland, just down the hill from Mt. Baldy, and I was riding a motorcycle myself, not a croch rocket but a cruiser, and I was right behind the truck that he ran into, unfortunetly he not only hit the truck, by the way it was a small black mini truck, not a big rig like reported, he was dragged under the truck about 50-60 feet before the man could stop, he tried to pass his friends mustang, just after exiting the tunnell, and unfortunetly there is a blind spot just after the tunnell, and he hit the little truck head on, and was dragged, I ran to him, and could do nothing, I looked for a pulse, and there was none, so I held his hand, and said a prayer for him, hoping some how he could hear me, I knew he was very young even though I could not see his face because of the helmet, and I could not pull him out, as he was lodged underneath, but if it's any consolation he died instantly, there is no doubt.
Alec Doocy

Chatsworth, CA

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Oct 3, 2007
 
This Guy was one of my best friends i loved him and i thank you Carlo Perez For clearing this up for me tommorow i am going to his funeral RIP JOE I LOVE YOU MAN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART ALONG WITH ALL THE MEMORIES YOUR 18 B DAY AND YOU ALWAYS COMING OVER AND JAMMING ON MY DRUMS AND GIVING ME RIDES HAH I LOVE YOU YOU WERE AN AMAZING PERSON I LOVE YOU.....thats all i can say I LOVE YOU o YEA I GOTTA TELL YOU SOMTHINGS BUT I GEUSS ILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE WHILE AHAH SEE YA IN A BIT PEACE
Patty

Los Angeles, CA

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Oct 4, 2007
 
Joseph Garabet was a beautiful person inside and out. There is not one person that has had the advantage of meeting Joseph that was not affected by this tragedy. There is nothing I can say that can make us feel better about this devastating loss. The only thing we can do now is unite and pray for his family and hope that with God's strength they can find peace once again. Speaking on behalf of his family and friends, sorry Carlo for what you had witnessed on that horrible afternoon. I only wished you had met Joseph while he was with us before he went to heaven. For all others these stories are not meant to be glorified and exaggerated, this is about Joseph and what he meant to all those who loved him.
Brittany Kee

Vancouver, WA

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Oct 7, 2007
 
I can't even believe that your gone. Joe you were such an amazing person and you could make anyone laugh no matter what you said. I am going to miss you and I can't wait to see you again. I love you!!

♥Brittany♥
ashley

United States

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Oct 12, 2007
 
i went to jr. high with him he was such a fun person and was liked by everyone!! its so sad to see him go like that. may he rest in peace.
emma

Apple Valley, CA

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Oct 14, 2007
 
i went to jr. high with his sister. i was so upset to hear about this. i only met him 2 times but both of those times i could tell he was a great person. He had so much of his life to gp it is sad to see it cut so short.Also I live near Baldy too, I'm surprised I didn't hear about it. JOSEPH GARABET, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
Carlo Perez

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Oct 15, 2007
 
I was wondering if someone could send me a picture of Joseph, I was there when he passed, and unfortunetly, I didn't see him because of the helmet, and really was affected by thew whole thing, he was so young, I am 40, and I ride a mortorcycle, and I was just wondering what he looked like when he was alive. It would probably make me feel better just to see a happy picture of him, that day was very sad for me even though I didn't know him, I would like to see his fac.
amanda

Temecula, CA

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Nov 21, 2007
 
joe was my nextdoor neighbor we practially grew up together. i miss him so much i still cant even grasp that he is gone. i loved joe so much, he would always make me laugh, even when i was pissed off at him. joe is just joe. thats all anyone can really say, just an all around great person. i cant wait to see him in Heaven. to all of those who are praying for his family, keep it up, through this hard time i think that they grow with more and more peace each day.
amanda

Temecula, CA

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#10
Nov 21, 2007
 
its supposed to be glendora*
Krista

Diamond Bar, CA

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Jan 4, 2008
 
joe was my best friend last year him jessica (girlfriend) and i were inseperable cant believe he is gone!
everywhere me and jess went with him remind us of him so much!
we miss him so much!
kelcy

San Dimas, CA

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#12
Aug 2, 2008
 
joe was my first kiss. i'll miss him always.
Fady

Santa Ana, CA

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Aug 5, 2008
 
Please check out the website that we are in the process of building in Joe's memory.
www.garabet.com/zuzu
Check out some of the pictures in the Photo section.
God Bless.
Fady Garabet - Joe's Dad
Fady

Santa Ana, CA

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Aug 5, 2008
 
To all Joe's friend, please visit his website and I invite all of you to sign in.
Tanya

Fullerton, CA

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Nov 30, 2009
 
I loved Joesph with all my heart.
Brittany Kee

Glendora, CA

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May 13, 2010
 
Wow its been almost 3 years, its so crazy. Joe, I miss you all the time. Your laugh, your smile and your crazy expressions. I miss your awesome T.A. skills and your enormous heart. I can't wait to see you again someday. Joe, I love you so much and I know my cousin did too... I know your up their in a better place and God had different plans for you. I believe you lived out your dreams. Everyone visit his website www.garabet.com/zuzu He learned the hard way but you don't have too!! LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!! <3
anonymous

Dollard-des-ormeaux, Canada

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#17
Jun 26, 2011
 
didnt really know him, but iv spent a few summers with him
great person and i really do miss him
RIP jo

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