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Richmond County ride benefits children injured in wreck

Payton and Brayden Strickland stand in front of a group of bikers about to leave Double Vision in a benefit ride on Saturday.
William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — Bikers from several local groups raised money on Saturday for two children with Richmond County ties injured in a wreck earlier this year.

The ride, organized by Confederate Misfits Riding Club, was to benefit Payton and Brayden Strickland.

They both sustained injuries in April from a wreck in Charlotte where the other driver had no insurance or license, according to great-grandmother Sheila Ramos.

Payton, 10, had a hip fracture, small brain bleeds, lost several teeth, according to a flyer for the event. Ramos added that she was in coma and will need a bone graph.

“It’ll be a few years till she gets her smile back,” Ramos said.

Brayden, 8, suffered a concussion and had bruised lungs, as well as other internal bruising. Ramos said he is also having to go through therapy and has anxiety during long car rides.

“It’s really changed our life,” said Ramos.

The children live with Ramos and her husband in Moore County.

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The Ride started and ended at Double Vision, with a stop along the route at Hail Mary’s Tavern in Hamlet.

The event also featured members of the Southern Boyz, Playaz Elite and Red Devils motorcycle clubs, as well as other riders who came out to support the cause. The family’s personal injury attorney, Tyler Stiles, also joined the ride.

The ride raised around $1,400, some of which came from Bike Night the previous Thursday at Caddy’s Chill & Grill, according to Shane Glaze.

“This will certainly help,” Ramos said.

Bikers have raised more than $25,000 for local causes since April, including more than $10,000 for Richmond County Special Olympics.

 

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