My Lil Cousin Killed In A Motorcyle Accidient!!! :(
August 20, 2009 6:36pm CST
I'm kinda late posting this, but I tried to keep my mind off of it and focus on trying to keep my money flowing due to the internet is my main means of income! But since 8/15/09, it's been pretty hard to focus on my business and my kids! That's the date I, well not I but my younger brother who stays with me for now, got the call that my little cousin was gone! At first my brother didn't know what he was talking about, but then the person on the phone says my brother, Jonathan, he's gone, he's dead!! So, when I walked upstairs, that's when my brother tells me that Jason just called and told him Jonathan's dead; of course a bit of a shocker, then the sadness! Jason and Jonathan are my twin little cousins and we didn't actually really get close until about 2 years ago! They're actually cousins by marriage, my mom's sister's husband's brother's family! Anyway, of course we still consider them as cousins, but I have about 8 years on them but of course once we're all grown that kinda doesn't matter! We were doing a little home distribution business together that they started back in '03 and asked us to jump in and help them out! Good stuff cause the extra $400 to $1000 per week worked out just fine! So, naturally we saw quite a bit of each other and so that's how we actually bonded as of late, through business! About 5 or 6 months ago, Jonathan had a lil boy, he was so excited, then bout a month or 2 later he and Jason comes over my house on a motorcycle! I don't like bikes, so I had a little talk with him about motorcycles and how he just had a baby and should try to tone the lifestyle down a bit, they're pretty flashy! A few months before that, someone broke into his car at a club and snatched out his radio with the high tech screen and GPS! Then I went on to talk to them about life insurance and they need it now! So just a month ago, Jason had a lil boy, so now the twins has sons the same age, just a few months apart, man they were happy! Business slowed but we were working on some new things to get back pumping again! So Jason called the morning of Saturday 8/15/09, to say he was on his way over my house in a couple of hours, sure nuff, he calls and says he's pulling up! Just as he gets in the driveway, my brother goes outside and then walks back in and says, "he said he'll be right back, his mother called, something just happened!" While he was talking is when I heard the tires screeching and Jason speeding off down the street! I leaves out to WalMart down the street from my house, my kids had a picture appointment there, and comes back to watch The Bears first preseason game and that's when the phone rings with the news of my cousins death on his motorcycle! I didn't want to see him like that, but I went to the hospital anyway and near broke down! Finds out he wore a helmet and everything, he just couldn't stop in time from some ignorant person who was indecisive about if they wanted to turn into the WalMart parking lot down the street from my house or not slamming on their breaks and he slammed right into the back of their truck! I just talked to him about that motorcycle, life insurance, family life and all! Just so sad my little cousin was cut off at 24 years old with a new child and just really getting started in life, just basically got grown! I'm just sad and had to finally write something! I feel even worse for their older brother who just got back in May from the Army over there in one of the Middle Eastern countries not sure which one, he was gone for about 5 years! This is the 3rd death in their family in under 10 years; first their father, their younger brother, now one of the twins! Their mother was so hurt, I couldn't even look at her; their baby sister, though she's 20, but she held up the best other than their oldest, but I could see it in both their eyes, I was just speechless! Well, sorry if this was too long and thanx for reading, but I had to write it, it was really bothering me and it's sad the world can't know when anyone dies, but this is my way of trying to alert the world of my loss!! Thanx Taripre$
2 people like this
• Marion, Kansas
21 Aug 09
I am so sorry friend for your loss. We need to be close and love our family while they are here. I have experienced several losses close together a few years back. It hurts. I hope you guys stick together to help that little baby left behind. You were good to try to help the young cousing be a responsible dad. I hope he got life insurance.
21 Aug 09
I actually pitty for what really happens. But that is life, just really sad that he has to die in that way. I hope that people know how important life is and many people does not know how to appreciate life. Many wants to really have a good life and some just want to kill themselves. Hope that these people can open their eyes and be a good servant. Keep posting. Happy mylotting. Have a nice day. Jeff
• United States
21 Aug 09
As I finished reading your post, I'm crying ..This is so sad and I am so sorry for your loss. I am a Mother of 5 I have 2 boys and when my oldest Son decided to get a motorcycle I freaked OUT !! I begged him to get rid of it I had dreams of him being in an accident. I threatened him that I would not speak to him anymore if he kept the bike..I was just that terrified, having seen several tragic accidents involving motorcycles, including my husbands cousin dying from a bike accident. Thank God my Son came to his senses, and got rid of it. I can just Imagine what your cousins Mother is going through. You and your cousin and Family are in my Prayers !
21 Aug 09
I am truly soryy to hear that. Motor cycles are very dangerous because accidents can happen which is totally not your fault. Small accidents can do lttle damage to a car but fatal to motor cycles. Try to cheer up and put it as fate for everyone of us will face one day, be it in an accident, illness or old age.
21 Aug 09
IM so sorry for your loss. Do you have details though? As in, was he being careless or was it the other persons fault? I always wanted a motorcycle but my boyfriends parents told me of an accident they saw that was so bad they dont want to see anyone they know owning a motorcycle, but of course it was the cyclists fault for the accident, so to me it seemed that if your careful with how you drive these things wont happenn to you. Alas, there are very stupid drivers out there that put others in danger, the downfall is on a motorycle your not inside a vehicle that gives you somewhat extra protection when you get hit. Im very sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and the rest of the family.
21 Aug 09
Well I Came to know You Through One Task At Mylot .. Then We Started Seeing each other At Mylot .. Am Unable to read through .. We Have had Such Incidents I our Family and I Know How It feels .. You Must Be With Your Cousins Parents And Give them Support .. Such Times Are Crucial For Family Bonding .. What More Can I Say .. Sorry .. Take Care ..
• United States
21 Aug 09
I am so sorry for your lost, writing the way you did must help to get it out so this was a good idea, another good reason why mylot helps people, you never know what to say to a person at this time, all we can say is sorry. he was so young, I feel really bad for you and your family, losing a loved one is so hard, his mom must be devastated, she lost 2 sons and her kids father, I was thinking about this the other day how blessed I am not to go through this like so many other people I know, just stay strong for your family and feel free to write till your hearts content, your mylotters will be here for you as much as we can. I am glad you have a place to express yourself, you have to get it out someway, and writing is always a good way to let it out, bless your heart my friend know that my heart goes out to you as well as your loved ones, smoochess
• Puerto Rico
20 Aug 09
I'm so sorry for your loss. How horrible if only he had listen to you about the motorcyles. I don't like them at all. They are so dangerous. I have heard to many stories of people dying way to young because of them. This story is added to the list. It just breaks my heart and to know his son will not have ever know is DAD. Your family will be in my prays. Thank you for sharing.