I was not going to blog this morning but as fate would have it there is something in the news today that is DEVASTATING and every rider needs to know about it.
The British Columbia - Vancouver Island riding community have lost two members in one tragic accident. The 2010 riding season's first fatalities occurred yesterday on the Malahat Highway.
Someone who stole a car in North Vancouver, took the ferry over to the island - pulled an illegal u-turn at the Arbutus rest stop...the person fled on foot and although an extensive search was done, police have not yet been able to apprehend this person.
According to the article in the Times Colonist:
Police are not releasing the names of the two who were killed until they can notify their next of kin.
The investigation is being led by the South Island Traffic Services criminal crash team.
Anyone with information who has yet to speak with police is asked to call Const. Brian Sampson at 250-416-0352.
If you know anything - PLEASE contact the police.
That sad and tragic article has me yet again thinking about this upcoming riding season folks. It is my fondest hope that none of you never need us - but please know - the Alliance for Injured Motorcyclists Canada is here to help you in your time of need.
Beginning April 1st we have a new National Toll Free Number for people to call when a rider has an accident and is in need of assistance - now we just need chapters in EVERY PROVINCE and CITY/TOWN that we can!
If you are interested in becoming an A.I.M.Can town - PLEASE get in touch with me as soon as possible.
The larger our network the better off all of we riders will be this season.
1-866-315-1013 - is the national number - it will be activated APRIL 1st 2010
If a rider in your area goes down and we do not have a network in their/your region we will do whatever we can to help and guide them but we won't be able to do near as much unless we have a chapter in the region.
For more information on A.I.M.Can and what we do, please visit our web site:
www.aim-can.com or drop me a line and I will guide you in setting up a new chapter.
Riders helping riders and their family members at the worst time possible - after an accident - if you can help PLEASE get on board - because you never know when your turn might be.
There's lots in the daily news over at www.beltdrivebetty.com so scoot on over and get updated with what's happening in our community - we scour the net and sift through the information out there so that you don't have to!
Have a good Sunday - say a prayer or two for the riders whose lives were lost yesterday and thank God for your family and friends...