Americans support fallen riders

A gofundme account has been set up to rally support for the families of the victims of the multiple rider fatality in New Hamshire, USA, at the weekend.

It raised nearly $229,000 in the first day from more than 4720 people from across the US. It is now at more than $300,000 from more than 6400 supporters.

They are raising money for the families of the seven riders who died when a Dodge pick-up truck mowed them down at the weekend.

Associated Press reports the crash took place just metres from where the riders had left their hotel for their annual general meeting.

Police say the riders were from the Marine JarHeads Motorcycle Club that includes ex-United States Marines and their spouses. It was big weekend for cruisers in the area.

“There was debris everywhere,” Miranda Thompson, 21, told the Associated Press.

“People were in the grass. There were people putting tourniquets on people, trying to make sure they didn’t move. You could tell people were lost who it happened too … It was a sad day for all of them.”

The cause of the crash is not yet known, but the driver was not injured despite his pick-up bursting into flame after impact.

Pick-Up crash with US riders accident
All images Associated Press
Police have apparently identified the driver as 23-year-old Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy of West Springfield, Massachusetts. His pick-up was apparently towing a long flat-bed trailer. It was not a support vehicle for the riders.
Apparently he pulled up on the wrong side of the road.
No arrests have been made.
Pick-Up crash with US riders accident
Image: AP
Our condolences to the riders’ families and friends.


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