freak accident

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
August 22, 2011 8:41pm CST
My niece's godfather was in a freak accident Friday other night coming home from a concert on his motorcycle. According to the article, he hit a bump on the pavement in a construction zone and fell off his motorcycle. I don't think he had a helmet on. They did surgery to try to relieve the pressure on his brain, but he was declared brain dead on Sunday morning. He is still on life support so that they can donate his organs. My issue with this is that he was a firefighter. He should have known to wear a helmet ALWAYS. He had seen what could happen without a helmet. Protect your brain always. A freak accident can happen just going around the block let alone to a concert and back. He had two small children at home.
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@akangirl (2437)
• India
23 Aug 11
Of that's so bad, people fail to realize that wearing helmet is for their own safety and even when they think its safe road nothing can happen to me , its wrong anything can happen anywhere.It's so terrible. I hope kids are coping well
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
23 Aug 11
I just can't believe that he hit a bump in the road hard enough to lose control and fall over like that. The kids and adults are devastated. The fire department is in mourning too. They were supposed to have a softball game, I think Sunday afternoon, and it was cancelled by agreement for both sides. All the off-duty firemen went to say goodbye at the hospital.
@AmbiePam (50137)
• United States
23 Aug 11
Seatbelts in cars and helmets on motorcycles - every single person should use them.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
23 Aug 11
I agree. that is so sad that he also left his family behind. Anything can happen at any time and we have to take precautions when we can.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Aug 11
I am so sorry to hear this. I know its heart breaking to see a young person die in such a stupid way when he should know better.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Oh! That is a sad news. That is why we should really be careful at all times. Accidents can really happen on unexpected times and it can choose anyone. My heart goes out to his two children. :(
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
When riding a bike, one must always wear a helmet, if not for one's own safety then for the family who's waiting eagerly for one to come home and be with them. That's very sad that he has two young kids who are now without a father. There are a lot of motorcycle accidents happening and still people never learn at all.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
24 Aug 11
That is horrible. I think it is crazy that they require us to use seat belts in a car but someone on a motorcycle is not required to wear their helmet unless they have not been riding a year. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.