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[EVDL] Electric motorcycle pioneer Matt Dieckmann dies in traffic accident

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I'm sure some of you may have heard by now, but I wanted to post, as he was
a friend of mine.

Matt Dieckman, of electricracebikes.com, was killed on August 30th in a
2-vehicle crash. He was riding a prototype electric motorcycle down the road
when a Prius failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned in front of
Matt. Matt hit the passenger side of the Prius and was killed.
News Article here:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100830/ARTICLES/100839979?Title=Steele-Lane-closed-after-fatal-motorcycle-crash
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Many of you have heard about the TTXGP races this year, and his name should
sound familiar. Matt, along with rider Mike Hannas, entered into all 4 of
the US TTXGP races. They had a podium finish for 3rd at Infineon Raceway
earlier this year, the first TTXGP race in North America. He was a great
individual with a strong passion for electric vehicles. At the time of his
death, he was riding a prodotype vehicle that had been a fully functioning
gas motorcycle just a week or so prior.

I've set up a fund in memory of Matt. Every little bit helps, please help if
you can
http://www.giveforward.org/Matt-Dieckmann-Funeral-Expenses

This is to help his family and friends with any funeral arrangements, fees,
etc. Whatever is left I'd like to suggest that we put towards an award in
his honor to help other grassroots electric motorcycle race teams get
started.

Please repost anywhere you can. Get this out to friends, family, coworkers,
other motorcycle enthusiasts.

Thanks,
Travis Gintz
www.manzanitamicro.com
www.elithion.com
www.evfr.net
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Travis Gintz wrote:
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> I'm sure some of you may have heard by now, but I wanted to post, as he
> was
> a friend of mine.
>
> Matt Dieckman, of electricracebikes.com, was killed on August 30th in a
> 2-vehicle crash. He was riding a prototype electric motorcycle down the
> road
> when a Prius failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned in front of
> Matt. Matt hit the passenger side of the Prius and was killed.
>
>
Damn, sorry to hear that. Same thing happened to me years ago, but I
flipped over the trunk of the car and walked away. Could easily have gone
the other way though.
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