It is with a heavy heart that we announce that one of our clients has passed away. He was a very sweet young man with a very loving family. We send our deepest condolences to his wife and family; we are so sorry for your loss.
We would like to bring awareness of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle. It does save lives! We can only hope that with the loss of this man that another life may be saved by wearing a helmet.
Lisa Lara, the wife of the victim, Raymone Calhoun, has a message to the hit-and-run driver who ran a stop sign and struck Raymond. Lisa was driving just a few feet away and witnessed the crash. “It’s a human being that you left there. You took his life. You took his life,” Lara said. “He didn’t deserve that. We were blocks away from the home. That’s what hurts the most.”
According to his family, he was a very loving person who would help anyone… a good son, a good husband and a great father to the three children he left behind.
The family wants to send a message to the driver.
“Please turn yourself in. You need to turn yourself in to authorities and you need to face what you’ve done,” said Calhoun’s aunt, Melissa Banks. “We were in shock. We were in complete shock. Total disbelief. Just the fact that someone can do that. Can hit someone, cause an accident and just flee the scene as though nothing ever happened. Just keep going. Not to render aid or help him out. Ultimately, he lost his life because of it.”
It is important for motorcyclists to understand the risks of riding without a helmet. Riders who do not wear helmets are at risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury if they are in an accident. Without protection, the head is vulnerable to a traumatic impact in an accident even when traveling at low speeds.
Please always wear your helmets if you ride a motorcycle and yield to motorcyclists!
Police are looking for a man 18-20 years old, and his greenish-blue sedan with damage. If you have any information, call El Paso police.
Again, we are so sorry for the Calhoun family and his friends and loved ones.
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