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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Last night my friend Raymond Young II of Charlotte NC was killed after being thrown from his 03 12R after being hit head on by a van that veered into his lane. BE CAREFUL GUYS.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 11:25 AM
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Wow always sad to hear stuff like this. R.I.P. Those vehicles making illegal U -turns or crossing the double are always a nightmare.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 06:39 PM
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Sorry to hear that.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 08:50 PM
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So sorry to read this post, and for your loss of a friend.
Distratced driving / negligence is the worst

I hope the services go smoothly, and the family copes well. I can only imagine. He was only doing what he loved, and some idiot just ruins it.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 10:46 PM
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I'm sorry to hear this, I seen this on the local news. I live in Statesville and watch WSOC channel 9 news. god speed to your friend and I'll keep you and his family in my prayers.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 11:58 PM
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I knew ray also, I saw the post on the Charlotte riders FB group and my stomach dropped when I saw the bike and was hoping it wasn't him.

From my understanding...The accident was caused by another car hitting the van and causing the van to cross the center line and he just happens to be in that lane, a total freak accident that could happen to any us....RIP Ray

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 09:04 AM
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My thoughts go out to his family and friends..RIP Ray
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2015, 06:02 PM
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Not that it's much consolation, but if he had been in a car, and been hit head on, he'd probably be just as dead or in a wheelchair for life.,
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