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Old 08-10-06, 06:02 PM   #1
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Bronx John Down?

hey i just saw on messnyc.net that Bronx john was hit last night and in critical condition. anybody know what hospital hes at?
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Old 08-10-06, 06:34 PM   #2
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I'd appreciate any info as well.
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Old 08-10-06, 06:47 PM   #3
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We'll post all available info as it becomes available. Whitesnake is looking into it right now. for the record, I got my info from Mike Green, who writes bikeblog.
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Old 08-10-06, 07:19 PM   #4
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thanks bldzr
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He's at Bellevue, no prognosis until tomorrow.
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Old 08-15-06, 12:35 AM   #6
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Just goes to show any one can get hit... ride safe. RIP jon
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Old 08-15-06, 02:42 AM   #7
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Theres some sad news on this in this thread:
Passing of another biker
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Old 08-15-06, 04:48 AM   #8
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Ride Tonight!! 8PM From 11th Ave. @ 35th St. New York City

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On the morning of Saturday August 12th, John Neese - more well known as "Bronx John" - was pronounced dead and taken off of the life support that had been keeping him alive since his accident on Wednesday night. His mother has been contacted, and was at Belleview when the announcement was made. John was a beloved, long time member of the messenger community, and will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial ride for him and Darren Lewis, who died Thursday morning, on Tuesday, August 15th. It is scheduled to start at 8pm in the plaza across from the Javits Center on 11th Avenue between 35th and 36th street (where Cranksgiving starts). The ride will pass the locations of Darren and John's accidents, and end in Williamsburg. We will then go to Rock Star bar (S. 5th & Kent) where people will have a chance to say some words about both of them.
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