The Real Story
First of all, i have been praying for Charles all night. I rode home at 40 mph still shaken up from what i had just seen. You can ask my girlfriend, i got to her house and just laid on the floor silent. I was one of the first ones on the scene and the last ones to leave. Here is the real deal:
None of the stories above are 100% correct. Robs is the closest. Rob your a great guy.
WHO EVER SAID THE RIDERS THAT WERE WITH HIM DIDNT STOP IS DEAD WRONG!
No one has failed to mention yet that when he went down he took out two other bikes as well. Kendrick, David, Chris and I left sonic / shell a little earlier than the pack. When we first got on the highway, GPD was posted up waiting on us. The cop got behind me and pulled me over because my license plate was bent up, not for speeding. No ticket was issued.
I caught back up to the 3 guys i was riding with and we were crusing along. About 5 miles before the accident, the guy on the TL ( Charles ) rode up beside us and was driving all over the road. We all switched lanes and sped up to avoid him because we thought he was a newbie rider. He dropped back and we shook our heads thinking he was just another loose cannon.
About 3 minutes later, i see a headlight in my rearview coming up very fast. Im riding in the middle lane and there is a car in the right lane ( the same lane as Charles ). Im thinking to myself, " I know this guys sees this car in lane he is in"
The next thing i know, Charles zooms into sight and slams into the back of this white car. The all happened about six feet away from me. Seconds before he hit the car, he was motionless. I guess he froze up and paniced because i dont even think he hit the brakes. He hit car and i watched him flying in the air beside me like he was shot out of a cannon.
His bike shot to the left and missed the back of my head by maybe 2 feet ( as told by Kendrick who was right behind me) Kendrick thought i was hit by the bike so he slammed on his brakes and the bike hit him head on causing him to go down end over end.
Then the bike shot into the left lane and hit David. When david saw the bike coming his way, he froze and let off the gas. The bike tore apart David right fairing, broke off his rear brake lever and foot peg. It also took his shoe off. David manage to keep the bike up by the grace of God.
I pulled over immediatly in total shock. I had never seen anything like this before. As soon as i stopped and could find my phone, i called david. He told me what had happend to him and said he had called a truck to come get his bike and that he was going to the hospital because he thought his leg was broken. I told him i would be right there. He persusded me to check on the other guys because he was stable. ( Xrays showed his leg wasnt broken, he is ok)
I left my bike running and ran back down the middle of the freeway to find Kendrick and his 750 laying in the middle of 635. We got Kedrick to safety and then pulled his totalled bike out of the street. He is ok other than a hurt leg
Then I saw Charles bike wadded up on the shoulder. I ran to where the crowd was huddled around him. I thought he was dead because it looked like his body was twisted as you would do a bath towel to drain the water. He was motionless and mute but a lady confirmed he had a pulse.
Then some lady started yelling at us ( all the bikers ) because we didnt know him. I said, "Lady there are over 300 bikes out tonight, we dont know them all. Do you know every car driving down the freeway?" Then another guy said to another rider" Yall have the same color jacket, i thought yall were friends"
Some guy had wrecked his car to avoid the accident and was bitching about his car with no concern for the fallen rider. He was quickly put in his place by another rider.
I dont know charles or his current condition. I pray that he is ok. I hope this clears all the rumors. I was one of the first ones there and the last ones to leave. Anyone who want to say the riders with him kept going, needs to retype their story.
God Bless Charles,