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One of our members , Herm Walker was hit by a drunk driver on July 04 , 2009. Herm was airlifted to Las Vegas , Nevada due to the severity of his injuries. He is doing better as of yesterday from injuries sustained. There is an article in todays "Mohave Daily News" Bullhead City , AZ (07/06/2009) Sorry I did not know how to link the article or copy it. Please keep he and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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One of our members , Herm Walker was hit by a drunk driver on July 04 , 2009. Herm was airlifted to Las Vegas , Nevada due to the severity of his injuries. He is doing better as of yesterday from injuries sustained. There is an article in todays "Mohave Daily News" Bullhead City , AZ (07/06/2009) Sorry I did not know how to link the article or copy it. Please keep he and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Here it is . . .
Driver arrested in accident that injures motorcyclist

By DANIEL CALLAHAN/The Daily News

Sunday, July 5, 2009 10:40 PM CDT

BULLHEAD CITY - A motor vehicle accident occurred in the area of Highway 95 and Airport Drive at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday resulting in an arrest and emergency medical transport.

According to police reports, Jesus Becerra, 38, of Fontana, Calif., was driving a Honda Odyssey south on Highway 95 in the outer lane while Hermon Walker, 74, of Sturgis, S.D., was riding a motorcycle in the inner lane. Becerra made an unsafe lane change, according to Bullhead City police, and struck Walker's BMW motorcycle causing an accident.

Walker was thrown from the bike and rolled to a stop in the intersection. Bullhead City Fire Department responded to the call and transported Walker to Western Arizona Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. Walker was later flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas due to the severity of his injuries. Walker was wearing a helmet.

Becerra failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A breath test was administered and Becerra's blood alcohol level was revealed to be 0.119 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

Becerra was charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and three counts of aggravated DUI, also a felony, because his three children - all under the age of 14 - also were in the vehicle.

Becerra was taken to Mohave County Sheriff's Office Jail in Kingman to await trail.

Walker's condition was unknown as of press time.

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Sorry to hear of your accident Herm. Sincerely hope you are doing as well as possible given the circumstances. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
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Get well soon, Herm. We will be praying for your full and swift recovery.

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Very sad! Best wishes to Herm and his family!

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Prayers Herm.............keep the faith anyway..................Jim
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Herm is still in the hospital and pending further healing from the extremely severe injuries he received , he'll begin physical therapy. He is a life long rider and a daily rider , this was his first time down. The drunk drivers case is still pending. Unfortunately the drunks actions are far reaching , impacting Herm's family who are taking turns being with him , his employer losing their valued team member , our trip to the BMWMOA and CCR rallies cancelled , etc. Of course drunks never think of what the consequences of their actions are. Thanks for asking about him and my apologies for the belated update.


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Such tragic news - our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about this.

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Ditto on the quick and safe recovery my friend- prayers out to you

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