Smoke and screeching tires. People cheering!
In their own special way, the friends and family of Derick Ditlow paid homage to him at a gathering outside Builders Warehouse in Secunda.
Friends and Family gathered at the spot were Derick tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on Friday.
People came with different types of vehicles and some spun their wheels on the tarmac. One motorcyclist formed a complete circle on the road before speeding off into the distance.
Derick’s mother, Judith had a last spin in a vehicle before being taken on a symbolic last ride down PDP Kruger avenue in Secunda on the back of a motorcycle. Pastor Kassie Kasselman rode the Harley Davidson with his mom. There was also a prayer for those that attended the proceedings.
The proceedings ended with a special convoy of his friends and family
Motorcyclists are always in danger as people do not notice them or misjudge their speed. Motorists should be vigilant when driving on the road and always be aware of their surroundings. Take caution when approaching motorcycles on the road.
Remember there is very little protection for those riding motorcycles. Please take care when driving.