The deaths bring the number of motorcycle fatalities in the county this year to at least 15, according to preliminary data compiled by the county coroner office. Eight people were killed in motorcycle accidents in the county in 2010, coroner officials said.
Pine Mountain Summit in the Los Padres National Forest caused a chain reaction that injured the four other motorcyclists. Fish was back at the church and not among the riders.
By Mike HarrisRick Fish, senior pastor of Live Ride Christian Church in Simi Valley, remained resolute in his faith Monday even as he mourned a weekend motorcycle collision on Highway 33 that killed one of his flock and injured three others.
unfortunate that the responsible party of riders were in the wrong place at the right time and were subjected to a fatal experience by an irresponsible rider, he said.
you know, it one of those things. I guess the best thing to say is, when it your time, it your time. said Shanks typically took the lead on rides. But at the time of the accident, Shanks had the misfortune of dropping back to the third slot, where Castellon slammed into him, Fish said.
Martin Firestone, a Los Angeles based motorcycle expert witness who has traveled on Highway 33 many times, said Monday a place that known for riders to test their skill limits. And Sunday collision is the result of someone failing that test.
serendipity of the moment, he said. they would be in that curve as those four bikes came over the line, Nike Long Sleeve Shirt Mens
Firestone said there are two types of motorcycle riders that have gone down and those that are going down. And I would say that in my opinion, a lot of these young riders have not gone down, and they just don understand fatality. said his congregation planned to hold a service Monday night to remember Shanks.
remember when I was 19 and bulletproof and thought I could do anything, Fish said. know, that kid dead. deaths were just the latest in a series of motorcycle fatalities on Highway 33. Three people were killed in two separate accidents there on April 17. In response, the CHP said it would increase enforcement on the highway north of Ojai.
things happen to good people all the time, said Fish, whose congregation caters to motorcyclists, although not exclusively. I know God has not left his place of being in control. His ways are harder to understand than we can even fathom.
Also killed was Orlando Castellon, 19, of Lancaster, who was pronounced dead at Ventura County Medical Center. Jeffrey Granados, 25, of Sun Valley, was riding with Castellon group and also was injured. when Castellon, riding southbound with a group of younger riders, lost control Nike Tracksuit For Ladies
of his motorcycle while speeding, crossed into opposing traffic and slammed head on into Shanks, who was riding northbound with his group of older riders.
Simi church mourns motorcycle crash death
Refusing to point the finger at Castellon, however, Fish said the teen death was equallytragic.
none of this says, 'Bad God, he said. says that we live in a world where bad stuff happens. in Sunday head on Nike Jacket Black crash on the scenic highway popular with motorcyclists was church elder Gary Shanks, 54, of Simi Valley, president of the church Live Riders ministry. Injured were three other congregants: Charles Garcia Jr., 61, Arthur Lara, 51, and his wife, Bonnie Lara, 43, all Live Riders from Simi Valley.
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