Riding for a Marine

In Luzerne County, hundreds of bikers hit the road on Saturday to help out a fellow friend and marine.

Brian Scott was involved in car crash back in March.

Organizers hope the show of support will help Scott literally get back on his feet.

The 24-mile ride for Scott took off from the American Legion in Shickshinny, headed to Banko’s in West Nanticoke, then back to Shickshinny.

They rode past Scott’s home in Sweet Valley.

The money raised from the ride will help Scott and his family.

“To help them keep afloat, keep their home, hopefully maybe purchase a vehicle down the road for them, they have two boys to raise, so it’s to help them,” said Katie George, coordinator.

Scott is currently out of work. He has boots on both legs and is using crutches to walk. He also has extensive therapy to go through, all injuries from a car crash back in March.

“I was just coming home from work and it’s kind of like hitting a black wall. I was only doing 20 miles an hour, and I didn’t see any lights, it was just like hitting a black wall,” said Scott.

Scott said since then, he has come a long way, but he still has a long way to go.

The day’s outpouring of love support has given Scott hope and a new outlook and he said he’s very grateful for all the help.

“Everybody showing up, that’s worth more than anything,” said Scott.

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