‘It’s been a rough week’: How a ‘crazy’ ride to the finish line affected the lives of riders and their families
Posted September 25, 2018 06:04:52 A weekend spent racing across Australia, a world away from the stress of a typical work week, has brought the family of a motorcycle rider a new sense of perspective.
The family of 24-year-old Lance Walker was out on the road at the weekend when he was hit by a speeding motorcycle in the South East of the country.
“It was a scary weekend, we were all very nervous, he was a very fast rider,” Lance’s father John said.
Lance was one of the few riders in his family to race a motorcycle and his father said it had been a challenging ride to get to the top of the hill, where the top was just 200 metres up the road.
A year and a half after the accident, Lance and his family were in a different position, living with the aftermath of his accident, and with the grief and loss of his family.
But Lance and a friend were out in the bush this week and they decided to take their family to the local police station to speak to the officers about what happened.
At the station, Lance told them he had been out on a mountain bike and that the motorcycle hit him in the head, and that he would be okay.
He also said he did not feel the need to tell his family about his accident.
Police said it was not clear if the rider had been drinking or had been at fault, and they are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.
Lance’s dad said the officer who took his son’s statement said he was “very sympathetic” and was not surprised the police had been so willing to come forward.
“They were just a bit of a weirdo, they didn’t have any background,” he said.
“I mean, we’d just thought he’d been drunk or had taken drugs or had some sort of mental illness or whatever.
We just thought it was a bit odd, that’s all I can say.”
The officer was just really friendly, and I think it was just a matter of time before they come forward.
“Lance, who is now a father of four, was left in a bad way after the crash, and is in hospital.
After speaking to police, the family were able to have their own meeting with the police officer, and he was so happy to share his story with them.
As the family waited for the investigation to begin, they took their own road trip to Sydney and found themselves riding in the same area of the city as Lance.”
He was so excited to be out on that hill, he’s a very competitive rider,” John said of Lance.
On his Facebook page, Lance wrote: “It was just me, my brother, a friend and my family riding through the suburbs.
It was like the end of the world.
“Lancelot had said he would like to be a police officer and to be able to work with young people, but said he didn’t want his death to have an effect on the young people he had met.
His family said the community should not be too quick to blame anyone for Lance’s death, but that police should not take a knee.
They said police had a duty to ensure young people had the information they needed about what to do if they had been involved in a serious collision, and not just be concerned about the death of a single rider.”
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If police were not doing anything, I think he would have died a happy man.”
For more information on this story, or to make a donation to Lance’s family, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/144739087190176/