Blake Webb Remembered
RICHLAND, Wash. - Sunday morning there was a memorial held for the 12-year-old boy that died at Horn Rapids ORV Park last weekend.
Blake Webb was killed while riding his motorcycle at the recreational park. Police said he fell off the bike and was struck by another rider.
Family and friends of the young boy said they are trying to turn a tragic negative into a positive by starting a fund that will go towards making outdoor recreational parks safer.
Rider Clint Jordan was at the park last weekend when the accident happened. He was one of four men that tried to give Blake CPR. Jordan said, "We want to make some kind of positive out of the tragic event, carry on Blake's name and make sure he is remembered ... I think everyone is still really numb. It's only been a week."
Friends and family of Blake Webb have come together to form a safety awareness fund.
Organizer and family friend Martina Sanders was also at the park last weekend. Her sons were riding with Blake when he fell. She said it was been absolutely horrible dealing with his death.
Sanders said, "It can be fun, but it can be dangerous. I thought a broken arm, a broken leg, but never thought a 12-year-old boy coming out for a fun day in the sun would get killed."
Organizers want the money raised for the fund will go towards safety precautions at parks in the surrounding area. Sanders said they want every park to have flaggers. Flaggers are people that would give riders signals to ensure safety on the track.
She also said they want to donate protective gear to young riders that might not have the money to buy it themselves. She said they also want there to be an organized practices in which riders would be divided up into different age groups based on ability.
Organizers of the Blake Webb Safety Awareness Fund said donations can be made at all Bank of Americas.