Angie Benson wrote the following heartbreaking story and agreed to allow me to share it with you.
On November 3rd, 2020, my son Brandon was killed while on a motorcycle. He was just 27. He left behind a wife and three beautiful children, ages 6, 4, and just 7 months. He is survived by his mother, older sister and 12 year old brother.
My world has forever been shattered because of one man making a left that failed to yield at a green light, when my son had a green light straight away.
My son was not speeding, he was also wearing a helmet and a bike jacket. The man pulled out right in front of him, my son hit the side of his truck, and he was thrown into the vehicle behind the truck that pulled out in front of him.
My son died soon after arriving at the hospital with fatal chest injuries, including a lacerated heart.
It’s been almost 7 months and I can’t breathe. My heart breaks in a way that I didn’t think was humanly possible…EVERYDAY!!!
I would love to try and do something in honor of him and others who have tragically lost their lives on motorcycles. I just don’t know where to start or what to do; my mind is still such a mess.
I had thought about trying to get the law changed on making a left yield with oncoming traffic stopped, but I talked to a few law enforcement [officers], and they didn’t seem like that would be possible. I just want to do something for him…something that saves the life of someone else on a bike. I need to do something.
Forever 27 Brandon’s mom
Ms. Benson, you HAVE done something. You opened your heart to untold numbers of strangers in the hope that someone somewhere will never have to experience what you’re going through.
May Brandon’s memory be a blessing.
Everybody be safe out there.