Nelson
Monday, 21 March 2016 08:08

Triumph Motorcycle Club looking out for crash victims

Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club founding member and president Terry Wiiliams of Wanganui with other members after arriving at the New Zealand Classic Motorcycles premises. Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club founding member and president Terry Wiiliams of Wanganui with other members after arriving at the New Zealand Classic Motorcycles premises. Photo / MARION VAN DIJK

Members of a motorcycle club have rallied to help colleagues injured in a crash on the Whangamoa Saddle as they travelled to the group's annual meeting in Nelson.
Triumph Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country arrived in Nelson on Friday for the fifth annual general meeting (AGM) which was marred by the accident involving two members at the top of the saddle.

Co-founder and Triumph Motorcycle Club (TMC) President Terry Williams, of Wanganui, said the accident was unlucky but the club would do whatever was possible to help.

MARION VAN DIJK Members of the Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club arriving at the New Zealand Classic Motorcycles premises.
Members of the Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club arriving at the New Zealand Classic Motorcycles premises.
Photo: MARION VAN DIJK

"We've just had our AGM, we took up a collection there and we're going to use those funds as well as the money we have in our national account to pay for any airfares - if necessary. If that's not necessary we'll just give them the money. So we'll see them right, we'll do what we can," he said.
The husband and wife from Taihape sustained moderate injuries when their bike slid through a corner, which Williams attributed to the slippery road conditions.
"He's crushed his knee — no broken bones in his leg but a crushed knee so obviously that's going to be debilitating for a while. His wife fell off the motorcycle over the bank and she ended up with a dislocated shoulder," Williams said.
"His bike's written off, it got into a slide on a sharp corner. The road conditions were what did it, it's been dry here for a few months, that and a light drizzle are a very dangerous combination on the roads, especially for motorcycles, it's very slippery," he said.
TRMCC Nelson President Chris Harvey said having a crash detract from the AGM was tough but it showed the type of group they were.
"We pull together, put some money in, we look after them. It is tough but that's why you have this family around to look after you and that's what it is," he said.

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