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Old 04-19-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
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Motorcyclist killed in crash while fleeing traffic stop 04-15-18

https://www.chron.com/houston/articl...g-12836172.php

I knew the kid. He was only 21. He use to work for me when he was 16. I can't stop thinking that I may had planted the seed on his head about buying a motorcycle when he use to work for me and watching getting ready for the race weekends and always talking about bikes with friends at work.
After he quit work to go back to school we lost contact and I heard from his mother and uncle that worked for the same company that he purchased a bike.
I tried many times to reach out to him and asked the mother and uncle to have him reach out to me to try to get him to go to the track and show him the wonder world of motorcyclist and its community but I never had a chance to do so.
I know already what some of the comments will be by the looks of the police report but please be kind since he is no longer with us.
R.I.P Zach. you will sure be missed
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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Yeah, his mother was on FB crying about losing her son.


that the other rider didn't even stop.
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Actions have consequences, his were fatal. May his family find peace.
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Sorry for your loss Rod! RIP Zack
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Rod if you are beating yourself up because you think you influenced his decision to purchase a bike, don't. The bike was the tool, his intent was the cause. The result was unfortunate but had nothing to do with you. If it wasn't the bike it would have been something else.

RIP Zack.
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Condolences to the family, as for the rider he chose to run so I don't have much sympathy for him, there is never a good enough excuse to run, if you are man enough to ride , you should be man enough to take your lumps...

Rod, you did your best to reach out to this young man, so you bear no blame (even if you feel you do)
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https://www.chron.com/houston/articl...g-12836172.php

I knew the kid. He was only 21. He use to work for me when he was 16. I can't stop thinking that I may had planted the seed on his head about buying a motorcycle when he use to work for me and watching getting ready for the race weekends and always talking about bikes with friends at work.
After he quit work to go back to school we lost contact and I heard from his mother and uncle that worked for the same company that he purchased a bike.
I tried many times to reach out to him and asked the mother and uncle to have him reach out to me to try to get him to go to the track and show him the wonder world of motorcyclist and its community but I never had a chance to do so.
I know already what some of the comments will be by the looks of the police report but please be kind since he is no longer with us.
R.I.P Zach. you will sure be missed
Rod, regardless of the circumstances, I am sorry that you lost someone that you knew and sorry for his family as well. As was said before, none of this has anything to do with you. This was the result of a problematic mindset, not the result of a particular hobby.

As Jet said, for the rest of us, we'd do best to remember that all actions have consequences. Ride safe everyone.
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Condolences to the family, as for the rider he chose to run so I don't have much sympathy for him, there is never a good enough excuse to run, if you are man enough to ride , you should be man enough to take your lumps...
Sheesh dude a little cold aren't we? He was 21 years old young dumb and full of you know. We all make mistakes especially at that age. But dying is a helluva lump don't ya think? Sheesh I ran in my 40's a few times it was a rush it really was. One of the most exciting things I have done in my life. Would I do it again? naw because they made it a felony and i didn't want to lose my right to gun ownership to protect myself against insane liberals over a rush. So I just pulled over for wheeling'n' and and took my chances to go to jail. But to say he should take his lumps(DEATH) seems excessive for running from the popo to me anyway.

I bet 40 to 50% of the riders have ran once.
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Sheesh dude a little cold aren't we? He was 21 years old young dumb and full of you know. We all make mistakes especially at that age. But dying is a helluva lump don't ya think? Sheesh I ran in my 40's a few times it was a rush it really was. One of the most exciting things I have done in my life. Would I do it again? naw because they made it a felony and i didn't want to lose my right to gun ownership to protect myself against insane liberals over a rush. So I just pulled over for wheeling'n' and and took my chances to go to jail. But to say he should take his lumps(DEATH) seems excessive for running from the popo to me anyway.

I bet 40 to 50% of the riders have ran once.
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. RIP Zach. Prayers to his family. Sorry Rod. You've got a big heart and we all know it's in the right place
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Sad story. Im just glad he didnt take anyone else out with him while being irresponsible. Now everyone has to suffer because of his mistakes. RIP
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