UPDATE!- In Loving Memory

September 5, 2012

After attending the funeral of my friend this morning, my heart feels slightly lifted and I am slowly coming to peace with what terrible thing has happened. it became very apparent that some nasty roomers were floating around and it was so nice that someone during the funeral stood up and agreed they knew the media was being inaccurate. So this post is just to clear up those untruths about his accident.The original report was that he was riding a wheelie down 4th street and clipped a truck, that caused him to slide with the bike into the curb and become air borne.

A few of the rumors going around included the wheelie, driving recklessly and even drunk driving. NONE OF THESE ARE TRUE. Danny was a responsible driver and the accident was caused due to a MOTORCYCLE MALFUNCTION. His bike had a frayed clutch cable that likely snapped about the time he was letting the clutch out, to ease forward to the stop sign on 4th street. When it snapped, it made the motorcycle take off and he began to lose control of the bike. He held on tighter to the grips, causing it to get more throttle and go faster. When a clutch cable snaps, an experienced rider, like Danny, knows to get the bike into neutral, however, for those who know bike gears (1, N, 2, 3, 4, etc), it is most probable that he bumped it into 2nd gear instead of neutral. With the simultaneous action of giving it more throttle and missing neutral for 2nd, it gave the bike even more power and even less control. This would give the appearance of reckless driving and even doing a wheelie. Unfortunately, there was a truck that he clipped the back of, because he could not avoid it during all this confusion. Hitting the trucked made the bike and him slide into the curb forcing him to be air borne followed by hitting his head on one of the sculptures; which ultimately is what made his helmet come off.

There have been several eye witnesses coming forward to shed light on what really happened and for that The Norby’s, Nicole, Marissa and Danny’s close friends are very thankful. If you hear someone telling incorrect information about this accident, in honor of Danny, please correct them so that his memory will live on untarnished.


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