Update: Funeral Services For Michael Hodges – Motorcyclist Killed In Accident After Avoiding Boy On A Bike Crossing 6th Street
A man last night traveling down 6th street on his motorcycle was involved in a head on accident with an Escalade. Michael Hodges, 38, was travelling west in the 3700 block of S.W. Sixth. Michael Hodges was rushed to a local hospital were he later died.
Some of the media outlets are reporting that speed had a factor in the accident.
“Another resource who had passed the accident just minutes after the accident told me they were on their way home and traveled down 6th street when they noticed a bunch of cops as the approached the scene they seen a motorcycle laying in the middle of the street and people crying on the side of the road.
They pulled over to ask what happened a pedestrian said that Michael Hodges was trying to avoid a boy on a bicycle who crossed in front of him and he swerved out of the way to avoid hitting the boy on the bicycle and collided head on with the Escalade.”
Regardless of what happened this is a very sad tragic accident!
Michael Hodges has left behind a wife and kids. This is a very sad story and please keep the Hodges family in your prayers! God Bless from the Kiss FM staff…
Michael Hodges, 38, of Amarillo died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillside Christian Church Amarillo South Campus with Charlie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.
Michael was born Sept. 10, 1974, in Amarillo to Robert and Anndel Hodges. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1993 before attending Houston Community College. He married the love of his life, Dana Dunn, on April 25, 1997, in Amarillo. Michael always had a love for motorcycles and cars. He began selling cars at 18, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles and going to the river in his “Rock Crawler.” He was very creative, talented in graphics and building custom bikes. Michael proudly owned Hog Heaven Motorcycles and Auto Discounters in Amarillo. He was a member of Hillside Christian Church Amarillo South Campus.
R.I.P. Michael Hodges
Update: The Hodge family request all motorcyclist to ride their bikes to the funeral because Michael Hodges would want as many motorcycles as possible as he makes his ride thru the “Golden Gates of Heaven!”