By James “Hollywood” Macecari
The life of a biker is one made up of backbreaking work, dedication to ones brothers and sisters; but most of all family. It’s been awhile since my last opinion article here on Insane Throttle. I‘ve been engaged with Motorcycle Madhouse and The Biker Angle over on Youtube which takes up a great deal of my time. When I was contacted by one of our readers with the below story I felt compelled once again to write.
The story I received was about 26-year-old Shawn Simpson. Shawn was killed when a horse scared by fireworks ran into the road. A tragic accident for sure. What is more tragic is the accident took the life of a kid so young. I call him a kid because I have a daughter his very own age. I can’t imagine what the mother and family is going through right now loosing someone so young.
I can relate though as a sibling who lost his older brother at the age of 15. Killed by a drunk driver at the age of 25. What I can say to those who are brothers or sisters of Shawn. It’s going to be a long and hard road. You will think about him and that accident for days on end. One thing you can find comfort in? The type of young man he was. His very last post on his Facebook Page said all I ever needed to know about him and his personality. “Such a beautiful night to be on a bike.” Such words tell me that Shawn was a deeply caring person. One who loved his family and friends. A man who went out doing what he loved. Riding his motorcycle.
On behalf of the staff of Insane Throttle Biker News, Motorcycle Madhouse and Biker Angle. We send out our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shawn GBNF. Below you will find the article about Shawn and his tragic accident. There will be a fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses and other bills for Shawn. I will put that up on our social media accounts when I get them.
A horrible tragedy on the Eastern Shore: A man is dead and a community rattled