Man Killed in Crash of Motorized Bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Pugdaddy, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Pugdaddy

    Pugdaddy New Member

    That was the headline of the article my neighbor brought over to show me this morning. Here is the article:

    A Gary man died Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorized bicycle and crashed a few blocks from his home.
    Witnesses told police that Everett Neely, 68, had turned the corner at 20th Ave. and Chase Street when he fell off the scooter and landed on his face.
    Neely was pronounced dead on the scene.
    Roberts said the pavement was wet but there was no standing water in the area where the crash occurred.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks. Please be careful and be smart and always wear your helmet and glasses.

    May the Good Lord be with him and his family.

  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Great...I hope this does not get the region's constabulary up in arms about our little conveyances.

    Prayers for the family-
  3. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    ok, its in everyones interest to be safe out their, but whats up with the reporting saying he lost control of his "motorized bicycle"and then "fell of his scooter" which was it, we all know how vastly different these two machines are...

    if it was a scooter, some bad PR, but if it was a motorized cycle remember we are all at the mercy of the road, drive safe and carefull everyone, and be careful on those wet roads out their ( its been 3 to 4 years since i have seen a wet road out here and if it does rain, dries up in about 15mins INSANE)
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    That is very sad news. Prayers and condolences go out to family and loved ones.

    I think you will need to link this article as it is pertinent to the MB community.
  5. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Can someone get the facts sorted please, was it a scooter ?
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Sure has been a bevy of accidents lately. More riders, more "bikes".

    Yeah the scooter thing.......what's up with that?
  7. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    What's up with that is that thw NW Ind. press doesn't know its....let's just say that I'm sure they do not know the difference. Just based on linguistics, I would guess an actual motorized bike of some sort was involved. Why? The term "scooter" is a common term that one without a knowledge base would be expected to apply to any low-powered 2 wheeled vehicle- not accurate, but you can see someone not in the know using it. However, the term "motorized bicycle" is just the opposite. It is not a common term and is something you would not expect to be used unless there they were told that exact term. Because "motorized bicycle" was used, i expect that something fitting that description was at issue- either what we know as a MB or a moped.
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  8. terrence

    terrence Member

    No matter what happened. Everett Neely, bless you, be at peace.
  9. Accender

    Accender Member

    I hope to be riding at 68 as well.
    God Speed Everett.

  10. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    Exactly what happened to me - wet road - front brake and or turn and down you go.. sounds like a brake lock up since it appears he went down head first... I was luckier but not by much.

    condolences to the family and his friends.

    Helmet and suitable clothing please! I always wear a riding hat as a helmet and generally jeans & a denim jacket top... means they will take the road before my flesh has to..

    Jemma xx
  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    wow. prayers to his family. i agree with hough. if this blows up, i am screwed! (being 15)
  12. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    haven't answered this thread yet because I just don't know what to say.

    But I can agree with "God bless him" and I wish it didn't happen.
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    it is a sad thing when one is killed in any manner

    we lift this man his family and friends up in prayer
    please ease their hearts God in this time of loss

    may God bless his soul