How Did a Motorcycle Club Help Save a Mechanic’s Shop?

Realities Ride 2013The spirit of brotherhood between motorcyclists is strong no matter where you are from. Take this story from Virginia for example. A local mechanic was out riding a friend’s motorcycle when he was overrun by a hostile driver. The incident left the mechanic in critical condition, and his shop without its namesake mechanic. What could his family do? Call the local motorcycle club, that’s what.

How a Motorcycle Club Can Help the Community

The only thing this mechanic remembers about his crash are headlights uncomfortably close to his bumper as he rode. The next thing he knew, he was in the hospital with eight broken ribs, a punctured lung, facial fractures, and pelvic fractures. His left leg would later be amputated. Police believe he was run off the road and crashed into a tree.

The mechanic was lucky to survive, but being laid up in the hospital meant ruin for him. He and his wife run an auto repair shop, and without him there, the shop was without its star mechanic. It was only a matter of time before the shop would go under. That’s when the man’s wife quickly got on the phone with the president of the Saints & Soldiers—a local motorcycle club.

The MC mobilized, spreading the word about the accident as well as lending their support. Members of the club showed up to the mechanic’s hospital room every day, and they managed to get the word out in the community. Soon area mechanics and friends in the auto industry were offering their help at the shop. After a long recovery, the mechanic returned to his shop, but good Samaritans weren’t done with him yet. The community came together again to get the mechanic an electric chair and a prosthetic leg once he’d returned to work.

Doing good deeds in the community is what being a part of a motorcycle club is really about. To read more great stories of charity and giving in the motorcycling community stick with the attorneys that ride. You can also tell your motorcycling lawyers what you think on Facebook and Twitter!