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Motorcycle accident fundraiser

Motorcycle accident fundraiser


CHOOSING LOCAL FOUR NEWS AT TEN. 3 JIM: DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO A BAR IN EAST MOLINE TONIGHT TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY OF A MOTORCYCLE RIDER. THAT’S THE TOP STORY AT TEN. JARRADE SMITH DIED MONDAY NIGHT IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF 14-TH AND HARRISON STREETS IN DAVENPORT. HE WAS 26 YEARS OLD. HUNDREDS OF RIDERS SHOWED UP TO CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN HIS HONOR LAST NIGHT. 3 LOCAL FOUR’S TAHERA RAHMAN JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH HOW THAT SUPPORT CONTINUED TONIGHT. 3 TAHERA: JIM… THE BAR OWNER TELLS ME WITH JUST ONE FACEBOOK POST… THE SUPPORT CAME FLOODING IN…. DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHARED THE EVENT… AND SEVERAL PEOPLE DONATED ITEMS FOR A SILENT AUCTION. ONE OF JARRADE SMITH’S FRIENDS TELLS ME… THE SUPPORT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY HE WAS A PART OF. 3 ” [Nats motorcycle 1]EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT FIELDS BAR IS BIKE NIGHT. [Nats motorcycle 2]BUT THIS ONE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. [Nats: “Thanks for coming out, guys.”] Robert Fields, Fields of pizza & Fields bar owner”We’re going to do three or four 50/50 drawings to generate as much money as possible. We donated a gift basket, too, and a couple of other people donated gift baskets.” IT’S A FUNDRAISER FOR ONE OF THE BARTENDER’S NEPHEWS… 26-YEAR-OLD JARRADE SMITH DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT MONDAY NIGHT. Ashley Nicholson, Jarrade’s friend “He just grew to be like a brother to me.” ASHLEY NICHOLSON MET JARRADE TWO YEARS AGO. BUT MANY OTHER PEOPLE HERE… HAD NEVER EVEN MET HIM. Ashley Nicholson, Jarrade’s friend “To see the amount people that come out and you know are just here for support and love and to be a shoulder to lean on, it’s awesome, it’s really helpful.” NICHOLSON IS SELLING THESE T- SHIRTS TO HELP JARRADE’S FAMILY WITH FUNERAL EXPENSES… THEY READ “SOMEONE I LOVE IS RIDING IN HEAVEN.” Ashley Nicholson, Jarrade’s friend “This kind of thing it’s expensive, you know, having to pay for a funeral and all of the stuff that comes along with it, it gets expensive and no one likes to do it alone.” DOZENS OF PEOPLE DROVE IN TO SHOW JARRADE’S LOVED ONES… THEY áAREN’Tá ALONE. [Nats raffle ticket]Robert Fields, Fields of pizza & Fields bar owner”There’s a lot of things going on in the world today that separates and divides us and this is bringing us all together.” Ashley Nicholson, Jarrade’s friend “The whole riding community, it’s really just a big family. Whether you know everyone in it or you know someone who knows someone, you know, everyone comes together tragedy happens.”” 3 TAHERA: ORGANIZERS OF BIKE NIGHT TELL ME THIS SUMMER STANDS OUT FOR THEM WITH MORE FUNDRAISERS THAN USUAL… THREE FOR BIKERS WHO HAVE DIED IN CAR ACCIDENTS… AND ANOTHER FOR A RIDER WHO DIED FIGHTING BREAST CANCER. 3 IN THE NEWSROOM, TAHERA RAHMAN, LOCAL 4 NEWS. 3 JIM: FIELDS BAR EMPLOYEES TELL US THEY RAISED NEARLY TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR JARRADE SMITH’S FAMILY TONIGHT. THIS STORY HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR US AT LOCAL FOUR NEWS. SMITH IS THE SON OF A COLLEAGUE STATION. 3

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