Biker dad-to-be killed on smoke-covered highway trying to help after motorcycle crash
EDMONTON, Alberta Canada (BIKER DAD)–Sahil Kapoor was just a few months away from being a first-time dad when he was cut down on a smoke covered Canadian highway. He was just 31-years-old and died trying to help his biker brothers.
According to a GoFundMe page set up to help his family he was on his first long ride on his new motorcycle with his riding group the YEG Mavericks, who tell us they are burying their friend Saturday. A grass fire caused the highway to be covered in smoke and the bikers couldn’t see where they were going. Two of them crashed, but were OK. Sahill and others were trying to get the bikes off the road. That’s when, they say, a pickup barreled through speeding and hit Kapoor.
His wife Tejinder is six months pregnant. According to the GoFundMe page, “all the dreams family had were shattered on afternoon of May 1st, 2021…We were all going at 10 to 15 KM/HR when two of the bikers got into a collision. Sahil who was already through the smoke and was safe in front, He parked his bike and came back to help his friends when a pickup truck came flying through the smoke and hit Sahil. He was air lifted by STAR to UOA hospital but doctors couldn’t save him. Sahil couldn’t survive due to internal injuries.”
The motorcycle group is also planning a memorial ride in his honor, “our deepest condolences with the family and we urge everyone to spread the word and contribute their little bit to support the family in their most difficult times. Sahil and his Wife just bought a house last year. We can’t bring Sahil back but we can all help his wife to get through this tough time by helping her financially. Any help will be appreciated,” the post reads.j
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The post goes on to say, “we were with Sahil on his last bike ride. He was in our hand in his last breaths and we as a Motorcycle group Sahil was part of are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of his family. We will wire all the funds which will be collected to Sahil’s Wife’s account to support the family in such a terrible times. So unfortunate that Sahil did not have any life insurance. Funds will be used for funeral cost or for sending the body to India if his parents couldn’t come to Canada due to restrictions, mortgage, care of his baby, bills etc.”
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Chris Best is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. He’s a husband and father of four. He’s also a motorcycle enthusiast.