Today was one of the weardest and shocking days at work for me. Im a police officer in a city I will not mention at this time. Due to this accident just happening hours prior to this post I would hate to break the news over a internet post to possible friends and family of ashleys death. when I first meet ashley I saw him riding, and flagged him down in hopes of finding someone to ride with. he pulled into a parking lot on his '02 GSXR-600 and I immediatly let him know I was a fellow rider and he wasnt in any kind of trouble or anything. We sat in the parking lot for awhile decussing our bikes and trading stories of how fast they were. I eventually got dispatched to a call and took down ashleys number just before pulling off. I never called him but just a couple of weeks I saw him riding down the road while I was on my bike ('03 gsxr-1000). He waved and I turned around and caught up to him. We pulled over and talked a bit more, and then went riding together for about an hour. At the end of the ride I simply told him I would see him around town and figured I would see him in the next week or so. Unfortunalty I did, Just not the way I figured. Today around the time of 3:30pm I was standing in dispatch speaking to another officer. I heard a page go over 911 asking medical to respond to a motorcycle wreck. I immediatly perked up when I heard the words "motorcycle". I got in my patrol car and responded with lights and siren. Upon my arrival, there we several civilian vehicles parked on the edges of the roadway. As I got closer I saw a motorcyle about 100 yards from what I figured was the rider laying lifeless on the ground. As I ran toward the rider on the ground I kneeled over him and gently put my hand on his shoulder. I asked him loudly "where are you hurting, other than your roadrash". I didnt get a response from him and began looking at the massive amounts a skin pulled from his legs, arms, chest, etc... I asked him again if he could hear me, but I got no response. At that time medical was arriving on the scene and I told them that he was not responding but did have a faint pulse. I then jumped over the victim and looked into his helmet which the shield was broken on. I noticed the guy had his eyes open and his eyeballs where rolled back into his head. He had alot of blood coming from his noise and also had blood coming from inside his mouth. I finally stood up and stepped back several feet. I never noticed that it was ashley until I ran down to his bike to run the tag number. When I saw his exhaust and the type bike I realized who he was. The ambulance personel called for medi-vac (helicopter) who was on the scene within 5 mins. As I stood there watching medical work on ashley I really started thinking about things. Ashleys girlfriend was on scene, which I never even realized due to all the commotion. I approached her and asked her if she knew what happened. She said she was directly behind ashley following him to a friends house. Ashely decided to pop a wheelie and rode it out to about 80mph. She said it was then when the back tire simply kicked out from under the bike. Ashley hit the ground on his left side and slid about 150 yards to a stop. His bike continued going about another 75-100 yards. His girlfriend immediatly called 911 and ran to his aid. Once medi-vac arrived on scene they entered the ambulance where ashley was being kept and worked on my several different medical personal. The next thing I knew was the medi-vac personal left the ambulance and eventually left the scene as the ambulance transported ashley to the local hospital about 1 1/2 miles away. Being that the hospital he was now going to was not a tramma unit, I knew there was already no hope of him making it. Apparently, they knew it would be useless to transport ashley the 75 miles are so the the tramma unit. Ashley was pronounced dead about 10 min. after he arrived at the hospital. He apparently died from internal injuries. I heard that every rib in his body had been broken. Im not sure if he struck the telephone pole you see in his path or not. I understand he had massive internal bleeding, but I will not go into the details of that. I dont understand it myself. I mean yea, he was prolly going over 80mph when he came off the bike, but why did he have those type of injuries? I guess you could get it from your body being thrown all over the place and doing cartwheels, etc.. but it does completly surprise me that ashley died from simply coming off his bike and supposidly not stiking any objects other than the ground. His girlfriend witnessed it as I said, unless she closed her eyes when she saw him loose it, we suspect that he didnt hit the pole, but who knows. I nver really knew ashley that well but it hurts just the same to loose anyone that you once knew if not for only a moment. I have also always been one to like having fun on my bike just as ashley did. But this really has hit home this time. I'm not sure if im going to sale my bike now or not. It could easily be me or you in ashleys place right now. I know I've really pushed my bike to its limit and the whole time I knew I would probalby die if something went just the slightest bit wrong. Well, it did for ashley. The backtire of his bike lost the slightest bit of traction and now hes gone. Yall please keep this in mind when riding. It can happen as quick as that. He was on the way to a friends house along with his girlfriend to visit, and never made it there. Im going to try and post some pictures of his bike which were taken on the scene today. His bike it in pretty good shape other than the farings being tore off. Apparently he took all the beating and not the bike. May God Be with Ashleys Loved Ones, Friends, and Family. I Personally will be praying for all of you.