Local A.B.A.T.E. Chapter incident..
**THIS is passed on from a Local A.B.A.T.E. event account**
Forwarded from several members that witnessed incident--------------------------------------------------------------------
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A.B.A.T.E. Local chapter incident (Long Read)
Passing on Info as a Notice for all to read about.. Always two sides." Seek first to understand, then to be understood " Steven Covey.
Apr 29, 2008 11:05 AM
Subject: PLEASE BOYCOTT BENGSTON FARMS, Make a Sensible Plan..
Body: Typical BS.. Make a sensible plan and lets follow through with it. Join ABATE and lets have a voice in large numbers...
Apr 29, 2008 8:50 AM
Subject: NON-RIDING MOTHER F*****S
Body: PLEASE READ-PASS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND IF YOU FEEL AS STRONG ABOUT THIS AS ME, CALL DAVE BENGSTON AND LET HIM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL-I PERSONALLY KNOW THESE PEOPLE AND THEY WOULD NOT GO AFTER SOMEONE IF IT WASNíT TRUE-THIS IS HOW MOST BIKERS GET KILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE BOYCOTT BENGSTON FARMS
I have discussed this with several people and they thought that I should put this out here for all to read.
Last Sunday after the ABATE meeting and first responder training class, several of us were riding to Papa Joe's. I can name a few, but not all. Ron was leading the pack. I was next to Ron, we had Jay, Jackie, Max and a few others. We had a few cars behind us as well that witnessed what I am about to explain. If anyone has ridden with Ron, they know that he does not speed and that he is a very careful rider.
We were east bound on Theodore just crossing Rte 30. The right lane merges into the left. We had 6 bikes in a staggered row. There was a car to our right the the BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck behind the car. The car turned right and the BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck proceeded to move up next to the front of the bikes then merged into us. He came about 6-12 inches from hitting me. He did not speed up and try to merge in front of us, he pushed us to the left into on coming traffic. I blew the air horn (Loud Ass Horn) and he just proceeded. We kind of blew it off and continued east bound on Theodore. Then as we approached Broadway, we were in the left lane and the BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck was in the right lane. Theodore dead ends at Broadway so you have to go left or right. When we were about 2 car lengths from Broadway, the BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck cut in front of us to move into the left lane. If his previous cutoff was an accident, it was apparent that this time it was blatently on purpose. Since the light was red, Jay pulled up to the right of him and Ron on the left. They were trying to tell this man he ought to have respect for bikers on the roadway. When the light turned green, Jay took off from the right of the van and took a left hand turn. The BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck took a left and then drove into the oncoming traffic lane, crossing the double yellow lane and then aimed his BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARM truck toward Jay. Luckilly he did not hit Jay. When we got to Papa Joe's, we attempted to call the police. Joliet said that this was Crest Hill, then we called Crest Hill and got voice mail.
We dropped pursuing this thru the law enforcement agencies. I then called BENGSTON PUMPKIN FARMS (708-301-FARM) and left a message with the truck driver's plate number and told them what happened.
*****Added Response from BENGSTON FARMS*******
Monday morning I received the following voice mail from DAVE BENGSTON from BENGSTON"S PUMPKIN FARM:
"HI MIKE, THIS IS DAVE BENGSTON FROM BENGSTON'S PUMPKIN FARM. I HEARD QUITE A BIT OF A DIFFERENT STORY THAN YOU ARE TELLING ME THIS MORNING. I HEARD ABOUT A BUNCH OF LOUD DRUNKEN MOTORCYCLISTS TAKING OVER THE ROAD & I HEARD THERE WERE QUITE A FEW MORE OF THEM THAN YOU SAID. AT THIS POINT I COULD REALLY GIVE A SH*T WHAT YOU DO. MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME AT ALL. I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GET OVER IT AT THIS POINT. YOU CAN CALL THE PRESIDENT, OR YOU CAN CALL THE SENATOR, OBAMA OR WHAT EVER THE FU*K YOU WANT TO DO. I DON'T REALLY CARE.
***Ashwin RIP Brotha you will be missed***
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Last edited by SmokinJohn; 04-29-2008 at 01:18 PM.