Fundraiser set up for injured motorcyclist

Friends of a Whitehorse motorcyclist injured in a crash over the weekend have put together a fundraiser to help his family. Corey Kirkpatrick was hurt Sunday when his 1998 Honda CBR600 collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado.

Friends of a Whitehorse motorcyclist injured in a crash over the weekend have put together a fundraiser to help his family.

Corey Kirkpatrick was hurt Sunday when his 1998 Honda CBR600 collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado.

The crash is still being investigated.

Family friend Renee Nemeth said Kirkpatrick was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital where his wife Ashley is by his side.

He was wearing protective gear when he crashed, but Kirkpatrick still suffered a crushed right leg and a concussion, she said.

His right femur and thigh bone are both broken. He also has torn ligaments in his left knee and an ACL tear.

“He’s going to survive, but he’s in rough shape.”

Kirkpatrick, 29, will be in Vancouver until next week, but it could take up to a year for him to completely recover, Nemeth said.

“Ashley runs a day home, and with Corey not able to work, they’re not going to be able to pay the bills.”

The family of five, with three young children, has been in the territory four or five years, she said.

Friends set up a GoFundMe account online to help the family pay for day-to-day living expenses. It can be found at: http://www.gofundme.com/tqdbrw. As of this morning, almost $1,800 had been raised.

“They would be the first people to help anybody. They’re just giving,” Nemeth said.

“They’re people that, if they have it to give, they give it no questions asked. They’re just a wonderful family.”

The crash happened Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and Falcon Drive.

According to police, the motorcycle was travelling south on Hamilton Boulevard towards the Hamilton Extension when it collided with the truck making a left turn from Falcon Drive.

Alcohol is not a factor in this case, police say.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Contact Ashley Joannou at

ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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