Gomez’s helmet lay in the middle of the street, blood dripping from it, as cops investigated the crash.
Further down the road, the mangled black Honda motorcycle lay on its side on the sidewalk surrounded by debris.
Nathaniel Gomez won’t be down for breakfast.
You know what a doctor friend of ours calls motorcyclists? “Organ donors.” Hope Mr Gomez checked the box, some good might have come of this.
Of course, it’s a free country, and you’re entitled to indulge in sports that have a nonzero risk attached to them. And we’d never suggest that motorcycles be banned because some people die in accidents. Cyclists know they’re taking a risk, and they ride anyway. Maybe some of them rationalize the risks, but that’s their business.
It’s a free country, and they can do that.
Now, if only we could make more people see it that way. About motorcycles, and maybe about firearms.