Scooterist DOWN...
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p200
Joined: 02 Oct 2013
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Location: Tujunga, Southern Cali..
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:22 pm quote
Its always in the back of our minds when we ride..An when it happens to some other person, its comes to the for front.. Well it happened.. Tragic crash..

Please help this poor sole out..

http://www.gofundme.com/6om8m8


Thanks..
Ossessionato
MP3 500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Silver Wing
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 2646
Location: Nomad currently in Placerville, CA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:39 pm quote
Does anyone know him? With all the scams I've seen I'm a little wary of donating to a cause I'm not familiar with.
Ossessionato
GTS, LX, VSD, VSX, VNX, LD 125, Chucky, LI125
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 4179
Location: San Jose CA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:59 pm quote
I know the person who started the funding page.

Good guy.

Its real.

R
Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS160 / GT60 (X2)/ ET4 (X2)/ ET2/ 78 P200/ 67 Sprint/ 09 GTS/ 03 Ruckus/ 13 946/ 16 Prima 70/ 15 Sprint
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6257
Location: Sherman Oaks
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:15 pm quote
heinlein wrote:
Does anyone know him? With all the scams I've seen I'm a little wary of donating to a cause I'm not familiar with.
This one is super real and the poor guy is messed up badly. Bar Italia posted about him on Facebook.

Heal well!

SDG
Ossessionato
MP3 500, Ducati ST4s, Honda Silver Wing
Joined: 21 May 2008
Posts: 2646
Location: Nomad currently in Placerville, CA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:18 pm quote
Thanks guys. I tend to be cautious. It is all to easy to play on peoples emotions and the scammers are shameless.
Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 1879
Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:26 pm quote
Donated. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Shared on my Facebook too. Every little helps.

Last edited by DaveLX on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:02 pm; edited 1 time in total
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 7258
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:46 pm quote
John is a long time scooterist here in the LA area and is the owner of Veloce Scooters; while he is mostly vintage oriented he's got a love for all things two-wheeled. He's a super nice guy and i've ridden with him and his brother chris several times. What happened is terrible and tragic.

If you can give, now is the time-- whether it be monetary or good thoughts and prayers it all helps.

best,
-greasy
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
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Posts: 21395
Location: Palatka, Florida
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:08 pm quote
The endorsements already stated are all I need to know.
Banned
Buddy 150
Joined: 22 Nov 2013
Posts: 375
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:11 pm quote
SDG wrote:
heinlein wrote:
Does anyone know him? With all the scams I've seen I'm a little wary of donating to a cause I'm not familiar with.
This one is super real and the poor guy is messed up badly. Bar Italia posted about him on Facebook.

Heal well!

SDG
Done.
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 29304

Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:16 pm quote
All the verification that it.s legit before my post. Payment sent. Heal fast and my prayers are with you.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
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Location: Palatka, Florida
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:20 pm quote
Cross posted to my fb page as well. If you use fb don't forget.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS160 / GT60 (X2)/ ET4 (X2)/ ET2/ 78 P200/ 67 Sprint/ 09 GTS/ 03 Ruckus/ 13 946/ 16 Prima 70/ 15 Sprint
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6257
Location: Sherman Oaks
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:38 pm quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Cross posted to my fb page as well. If you use fb don't forget.
Thanks Frog. We just shared the link on Vespa Sherman Oaks Facebook page, good call bud.

SDG
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
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Location: Palatka, Florida
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:40 pm quote
SDG wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Cross posted to my fb page as well. If you use fb don't forget.
Thanks Frog. We just shared the link on Vespa Sherman Oaks Facebook page, good call bud.

SDG
Saw it. Solid move David.
Hooked
GTV 300 i.e.
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 197
Location: Los Angeles
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:11 pm quote
judy wrote:
All the verification that it.s legit before my post. Payment sent. Heal fast and my prayers are with you.
Ditto.
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Posts: 29652
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:18 pm quote
Modern Vespa is officially IN.
Ossessionato
2017 BMW R1200GS and 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950. 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:24 pm quote
done..
Hooked
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:46 pm quote
Damn I hope he'll make it through this....Sending all the healing mojo I got....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 5566
Location: New Zealand
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:55 am quote
Done.
Addicted
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:55 am quote
Spared a bit for a scooter brother... hang in there, John.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 21395
Location: Palatka, Florida
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:02 am quote
$6,330.00 so far. Goal is $10,000.00 Hope it goes well past that. Hopefully Rico will have an update soon on how John is doing.
Addicted
09 Yamaha Zuma(sold), 06 Kymco People 250(sold), 08 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie, 09 Buddy Italia, 06 Buddy
Joined: 20 Jan 2012
Posts: 897
Location: Denver
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:06 am quote
Done. even if you only toss in $10, it's not like you'll miss that amount, and if lots of people do it, it adds up.
Hooked
Bo - midnight blue GT200 R.I.P. Tethys - 300 GTS Titanium
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Posts: 446
Location: State College, PA
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:58 am quote
also done. especially since I was so lucky in my crash - I'm happy to kick in
Moderator
PX150 and 1 drowned P200,
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Posts: 3863
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:04 am quote
In
Hooked
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:14 am quote
Done.
Hooked
'12 Kymco People GTi300, '06 Yamaha Morphous,'10 Vespa GTS300s
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Location: las cruces, nm
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:31 am quote
Scooterist Down
Done.
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:03 am quote
Done.
Molto Verboso
2007 Piaggio MP3 250 (sold) and 2009 MP3 400
Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 1842
Location: Floyds Knobs IN
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:33 am quote
I'm in...
And facebook shared as well....
Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 1879
Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:52 am quote
I've tweeted the link and posted on some scooter group pages I found on fb. Hopefully it helps.
Enthusiast
2012 GTS 300 Super
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Location: Alabama
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:27 pm quote
Done. Get Well soon.
Hooked
2013 Vespa 300 SS
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Posts: 345
Location: St Pete Fl.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:35 pm quote
Done!
Get well scooter brother!
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
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Posts: 4979
Location: Charlotte, NC
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:07 pm quote
Get well soon!
Hooked
"Karma" GTV 300ie
Joined: 02 Feb 2013
Posts: 253
Location: Torrance, CA
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:12 pm quote
Donated and shared. Latest update is that there were complications during surgery
Praying, posting, and pleasing for everyone to drive with eyes open and ride the same way.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS160 / GT60 (X2)/ ET4 (X2)/ ET2/ 78 P200/ 67 Sprint/ 09 GTS/ 03 Ruckus/ 13 946/ 16 Prima 70/ 15 Sprint
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6257
Location: Sherman Oaks
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:17 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Donated and shared. Latest update is that there were complications during surgery
Praying, posting, and pleasing for everyone to drive with eyes open and ride the same way.
Yes the update says he is in an induced coma.

Lot of prayers needed folks.

SDG
Ossessionato
MP3 400 / BV250
Joined: 02 Jun 2009
Posts: 3802
Location: San Diego, California
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:39 pm quote
Re: Scooterist DOWN...
1978P200 wrote:
Its always in the back of our minds when we ride..An when it happens to some other person, its comes to the for front.. Well it happened.. Tragic crash..

Please help this poor sole out..

http://www.gofundme.com/6om8m8


Thanks..
The link also states he needs O+ blood. Donate through the American Red Cross. Info included in the link. They close early during the week, I will drain a pint before Saturday's ride.
Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
Joined: 17 Aug 2013
Posts: 1879
Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:41 pm quote
Just had a chat with Rico, the guy who set up the donations page.

He was saying that John was hit by an SUV, Police say there are no signs of the driver having made any attempt to avoid the Colision. No skid marks or anything. Apparently, even vehicles with ABS leave marks.

The driver did stop at the scene, he didn't just drive away. It was on a city street, not on the freeway.

John's in an induced coma now, to aid recovery post-surgery.

His torn aorta is being monitored, it's not too serious and can be treated with aspirin, although they can't give him any right now due to heavy blood loss.

Finally, if you're blood group O+, a blood donation via the American Red Cross would be most welcome.
Molto Verboso
MP3 500 (2) MotoGuzzi California 1400
Joined: 26 Mar 2012
Posts: 1660
Location: SF Bay/Roseville CA
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:48 pm quote
Done, and shared on FB.

There but for the Grace of God go I.

Steve H/B
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Buddy 150
Joined: 22 Nov 2013
Posts: 375
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:00 pm quote
Re: Scooterist DOWN...
14perry wrote:
1978P200 wrote:
Its always in the back of our minds when we ride..An when it happens to some other person, its comes to the for front.. Well it happened.. Tragic crash..

Please help this poor sole out..

http://www.gofundme.com/6om8m8


Thanks..
The link also states he needs O+ blood. Donate through the American Red Cross. Info included in the link. They close early during the week, I will drain a pint before Saturday's ride.
That's my type. Where can I do this and get it to him?
Hooked
"Karma" GTV 300ie
Joined: 02 Feb 2013
Posts: 253
Location: Torrance, CA
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:14 pm quote
Al, click the link above and read the updates, there in info there on how to donate.
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Buddy 150
Joined: 22 Nov 2013
Posts: 375
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:23 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Al, click the link above and read the updates, there in info there on how to donate.
That's money donations, not blood.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 5566
Location: New Zealand
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:26 pm quote
Al Davis wrote:
MammaMonkey wrote:
Al, click the link above and read the updates, there in info there on how to donate.
That's money donations, not blood.

The family is asking for O+ positive blood donations. So if you have a chance please donate a local American Red Cross and tell them it is in behalf of John P Moro who is at County USC Medical Center ICU room 5B138. Thanks!
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