Hundreds Of Bikers Turn Out For Funeral In Washington

Hundreds of bikers from all over the east coast gathered Friday night for a funeral for a Beaufort County woman killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this week.

More than forty motorcycles led the procession from Hillside Funeral Service to the gravesite in Washington.

People we spoke with weren't only talking about Peggy Sullivan, who lost her life, but also about safety concerns for other bikers.

Fifty-Eight-year-old -year Sullivan of Pinetown lost her life Sunday, after officials say she ran her motorcycle off the road, trying to avoid colliding with a truck hauling a boat.

The Highway Patrol has not charged 17-year old James Jarvis at this point, but they say his brake lights weren't working on the trailer.

Bikers say things like this are a major safety concern.

Jeffrey Blane Taylor says, "If they just take that few extra minutes and plug their lights in it'd save a life."

Ira Garrett says as bikers, there are always safety concerns on the road. He says, "It's a terrible thing to happen and it happens too often, but it's a terrible thing to happen, and we lost a sister."

Sullivan was a member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, Washington Chapter.

Bikers from several states turned out to show their support. Garrett says "There were people here from as far away as Delaware, and South Carolina, Virginia, and it's just awesome. It's a big show of support, and it really touches our hearts, and we appreciate it."

Taylor says if you had a dull moment around Peggy, you didn't know how to live because she was always bringing the best out of people.

Garrett told us he thinks the accident could have been avoided, and he hopes other drivers learn something from it to prevent other tragedies.

Sullivan was married with two daughters.


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