Danny Ives, 27, Proprietor of Maplewood Bike Shed, Dies in Motorbike Crash in South Orange
Danny Ives, 27, has died after his bike apparently crashed in South Orange close to Seton Corridor College final night time. South Orange police are investigating the incident.
Ives, a Maplewood resident, had opened the Maplewood Bike Shed at 1673 Springfield Avenue six months in the past, an event celebrated with a ribbon cutting by Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee on March 7.
As reported in March, Ives’s love of bikes and bikes started when he was ten and “started to rummage by way of individuals’s curbside junk on days when the Maplewood Division of Public Works informed residents to place out their undesirable objects. For him, the outdated bikes he discovered weren’t trash, however treasure.”
“Something I might get my arms on, I might form of tinker with it, take it aside, put it again collectively,” mentioned Ives. “Then I began fixing different individuals’s bikes from my cellular van, and now I’ve received a store that may help and home every little thing you want.”
From Alli Joseph’s March report, “A really resourceful, well-loved member of the neighborhood, Ives was clearly touched to see his grand opening … crowded with energized and completely satisfied individuals — together with associates, household, and residents who heard in regards to the opening from Maplewood Bike Shed’s social media pages. Greeting arriving visitors with hugs and thanks, Ives appeared significantly happy when younger youngsters with BMX bikes got here by to look by way of his inventory, leaving their bikes on the sidewalk exterior — reminding him, little question, of his youthful self.”
From the South Orange Police Division:
On 9-4-20 at roughly 11:40 pm South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 name of a single automobile crash involving a bike and its lone driver within the space of Elm Ct on South Orange Ave.
Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male mendacity within the eastbound lanes of South Orange Ave in shut proximity to the bike, a 2005 Ducati and adjoining to the outdated primary gate to Seton Corridor College.
Officers in addition to South Orange Rescue Squad members on scene carried out life saving measures however sadly have been unsuccessful because the sufferer, a 27 12 months outdated Maplewood resident was pronounced deceased at 12:15 am on 9-5-20 by College Hospital.
Preliminary investigation seems the sufferer had been touring West on South Orange Ave earlier than coming to a relaxation within the eastbound lanes. The crash continues to be actively being investigated right now.
If any particular person or people have any data concerning this incident please contact the South Orange Police Division’s Detective Bureau at (973)763-3000 x. 7788