Motorcycle riding club searches for answers after motorcycle crash
(ABC 6 News) – The Twisted Saints, a motorcycle group in Rochester, are searching for answers after a crash seriously injured one of their members on Sunday.
The Twisted Saints are more than a riding club.
"We’re one big happy family," said Twisted Saints President Shorty Lee. "When something like this happens, it affects your family, it affects people around you — knowing that at any minute it could’ve been a bicyclist, a child walking on the street."
Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a call on Broadway Ave S and 12th St SW, where they found 39-year-old Chip Boggs injured after crashing his motorcycle. On top of watching over Boggs’s three children, the Twisted Saints are looking for the other driver in the crash.
Witnesses told police a "white sporty-looking vehicle" tried to merge into the lane where Boggs was driving his motorcycle. One said the car hit Boggs before swerving back into its lane. However, the other said that the car swerved back into its lane without touching Boggs at all.
Either way, Boggs lost control of his motorcycle and hit his head in the crash. His friends say he is in stable condition at the hospital, but recovery will be long and hard.
"If anybody is in need he’ll give you the shirt off his back. He’s a pretty good guy," Lee said.
The Rochester Police Department said the driver of the white car did not stop after the crash.
Now, the Twisted Saints are pleading with drivers to be careful on the roads.
"Bikers need to go home to back home to their families. You need to stay off your phone you need to pay more attention, be aware," said Twisted Saints Vice President Bob Dean.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Rochester Police at (507)328-6800. Boggs’s GoFundme can be found here.