Crime Trackers: Motorcycle stolen from crash scene while victim - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Crime Trackers: Motorcycle stolen from crash scene while victim lays in hospital

Posted: Updated:
Alexander Farmer's GoFundMe Page Alexander Farmer's GoFundMe Page

A motorcycle collision between a University of Arizona student rider and an SUV resulted in numerous injuries for bike rider. What happened after the crash is what, the victim says, hurt the most.     

"Where do you feel it's okay to try and profit from somebody's injury?" Alexander Farmer said.

Farmer's motorcycle was stolen from the area of Copper Street and Park Avenue as he was in the hospital.

"Where is your God? Where's your morals," he said.

When the collision occurred one week ago, witnesses said he flew 15 feet into the air and landed by the Coronado Baptist Church.

"It looked like I died on impact, which explained why the driver was crying so furiously when she was standing over me," she said.

The 2006 Yamaha blue and black motorcycle was last seen by Pamela Halprin who lives in the area. She said it was in an apartment complex parking lot across from the church

"I thought it looked kind of banged up, but it was at night when I was going by there," she said.

Halprin was shocked when she learned someone had stolen it .

"People nearby probably took it for parts or whatever, but that's pretty sad," she said.

The single dad of two is a full-time student and is going to the University of Arizona on his GI bill. The thieves took his only mode of transportation.

"It's the best mode of transportation for parking on campus. It's very expensive, you know at least for a motorcycle. It's cheap, only like $130," he said. "It's how I got around. It's my only way to get around."

Farmer said he wanted the word to get around he is looking for his bike. He had flyers made with pictures of the motorcycle and him in a hospital bed.  He and his friends are placing them in the surrounding neighborhoods.

"If you walk around and ask enough people, someone is bound to have seen it," he said. "That's my hope that's all I got  I hope for the best."

Farmer suffered fractured and dislocated ribs. He also has problems with his shoulder, neck and back. He said he also has memory loss.

Because of the injuries, he has been unable to go to class. He missed out on midterms, group study sessions and projects that are due. Despite this, he is determined to graduate and to find his bike.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Farmer find some sort of transportation.

Insurance will not cover the stolen bike, since he only had comprehensive coverage. He got the bike 2 weeks ago.

To donate to the page, visit gofundme.com.

Interactive Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KVOA.com 2018, KVOA.com
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?