Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Motorcyclist Update

Senior Master Sgt. James Bennett takes a time out
  from his C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster duties
  at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010,
to hold a crying Haitian baby for a mother who was
asleep from exhaustion. Sergeant Bennett is from
the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift
  Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Alvin Johnson)

Last Friday a motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a truck on Spillway Road. (story/photos here).

The rider was Senior Master Sgt. James "Bucket" Bennett, a reservoir area resident and a Loadmaster with the 172nd Airlift Wing of the Mississippi Air National Guard.

He sustained several injuries and was transported to the hospital.  The good news is that he didn't have any
spinal, brain or organ damage.

You Can Help The Family

An account at Regions Bank has been established to help James and his family.

To contribute stop by any Regions branch and make a donation in the name of James W. Bennett.

The Rez News 


Anonymous said...

Always glad to help an American hero and Sgt. Bennett would qualify as one to me!

Anonymous said...

Praying for a complete recovery!

Anonymous said...

Joe is a great guy with a fantastic family. Our prayers are with them.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord that he is alive. There is usually not that good of an ending for bike riders. Prayers for full recovery.

Paul Barker said...

Praying for the family...Please watch for Bikes.

Greg Grace said...

Hope the truck driver is still in jail! Attempt of Murder is a serious crime!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for him and his family.

Anonymous said...

OOOHHHHH! I saw this as it's at the end of my street and immediately began praying because I know SOOOO many bikers!!! Had no idea it was a parent of my students. PRAYING EVEN HARDER!!!! God bless the Bennett's.

Beth Callahan

Anonymous said...

Pray for the driver of the truck also. That's a heavy burden for him to carry. Accidents happen. It could have been any of us.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers go out to this family in their time of need.
As for the driver of the truck, you can't fix stupid!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what hospital? I'm trying to get a benefit together for him. I need to get in contact with his family.

Anonymous said...

That is just an ignorant comment like you've never pulled out in front of someone before

The Rez News said...

To the person wanting to do the benefit:

Send the details of your request and contact info to us at:

Anonymous said...

June 21, 2012 6:24 AM

You are one giant sized putz.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that you have to have a CLEAR lane to pull out into. I feel sorry for the truck driver only because they have that feeling that they hurt a wonderful man and his family. God was watching Sgt. Bennett. I wish him a quick recovery.