Latest Info on Kevin Ash Crash?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by mikem9, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Any latest word on what happened in the Kevin Ash Crash? Can't find much definitive info with Google.

    Sounds like he was a great guy and a great family man. Condolences to his family.
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  2. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    From the sketchy reports I've read it seems that two motorbikes were involved in an accident on a long straight gravel road.

    And that Kevin sustained a upper body injuries which at first didn't seem that serious (broken arm or collarbone or similar) but that there must have been some kind of more serious internal injury as well that wasn't that easy to spot at first.

    Don't take that as fact - only what I've read.

    He was a great journo for sure - will miss his articles!
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  3. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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  4. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    He died on the new GS1200 press launch test in South Africa, 22/01/13. The test was called to a halt 3.15pm, following an accident that involved at least one other rider (fellow Brit, Alun Davies) being injured. I do not have any information on whether they collided, or how it happened.

    Kevin Charles Ash was born in Ilford, Essex on 10 December 1959 and is survived by his wife (Caroline Quanjer) and three daughters, Laurien (20), Kirsten (18) and Ingrid (10).

    Source: Adventure Bike Rider magazine (latest issue, only arrived a couple of days ago and I am a UK subscriber, so get it early).
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  5. KungPaoDog

    KungPaoDog Been here awhile

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    Editor Hoyer of Cycle World wrote his Up Front column this month about being prepared, and related his story about being there when Ash had his fatal accident.
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  6. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I don't know about Mr. Ash, but I had a buddy go down in a relatively minor motorcycle accident where a pickup pulled out in front of him. A few cuts and bruises. Considered sending the ambulance away and riding home with a friend who arrived at the scene.

    Good thing he took that ambulance ride, though, because he was in critical shape by the time he got to the hospital.

    Ruptured Spleen, plus complications. He was in the hospital for a couple weeks!

    He might've died, had he gone home and put off medical attention.

    :huh
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  7. davidji

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    +1

    He is definitely missed. Hope he's enjoying his new adventure.
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