Update 5:53pm (9-21-2011)
More comments about George James continue to come in.
Dennis Espinal writes:
I am a moderator over at yoursciontc.com, where George was also a moderator. Everyone there is devastated at the moment. He joined the site back in 2006 when he drove a Scion tC. He had become one of the most loved members on the site and continued to moderate even though he no longer had his tC. He also became a great personal friend to many of us, even though most never actually met him in person. He often said that many of the people he met there were some of the best people he had ever known, even if he hadn’t actually met many of them. George had been going through some rough times lately, but he did not let that stop him from still working towards his life goals. None of us thought he would be taken from this world so soon.
Condolences to his family, who he was very close with and loved very much.
Update 10:44am (9-21-2011)
Another person shares their experiences with George James:
My name is Nick Garcia and I am a teacher/coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. For the last three years I saw George James almost every morning. I wrote is training programs for lifting and conditioning. I am devastated by the news and just wanted to say that he was a hardworking dude, always had a smile on his face regardless of what rough patch he was working through, and made everyone feel like he was their friend regardless if he knew you for 2 minutes or 2 years. The guys in his training group in the morning are also devastated. Thanks for your time.
We just received this email from Derek Hamilton, someone who knew George James:
The motorcycle accident on the 101 that you covered was a co-workers son George James, a recent graduate of CSUN that was a very special son and big brother to his two younger brothers. He and his Dad were very close. A simple statement that he will be missed is not fitting. This is a tragady as he just got the motocycle this past weekend in an effort to save on the high price of gas for his commute.
My prayers go out to his family and friends. Truly one young man that is worth having sorrow over.
Thanks for sharing a little about George with us, as we always like to put a human face on these tragedies. As a CSUN graduate, it’s sad to lose alumni. (-Chris Hughes)
Below are some links to George’s work:
A man is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash earlier this morning on the 101 NORTH in the Cahuenga Pass.
Details are sketchy, but reports came in to CHP dispatch of a motorcycle down along the right shoulder of the freeway about 12:15am. There were also several other vehicles said to be parked along side the road.
The motorcycle rider was taken to St. Joesph’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 12:56. No name was available, but he was described as a 23 year old African-American male.
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