Bikers Inspired To Help Waterbury Family

Bikers from across Connecticut came together Friday night to raise money for the family of a toddler killed in Waterbury last week. 

Last Friday, two-year-old Jonathon Gonzalez was run over and killed by a school bus as he waited for his mom at the Durham Bus Company depot on Fulkerson Drive in Waterbury where she works. The boy wandered into the path of a bus that was backing up, according to police.

After a week of raising money for a grieving family, dozens of bikers from up to fifteen clubs showed up Friday night to help with a little more fund raising.

"We're all kind of touched, we all have kids in our life," said Jonathan Torres at the event.

A motorcycle club called "All As One Riders" sparked the fund raising effort.  It began collecting money after members heard about the tragic death.  The club culminated its efforts with an event at the Ball Park Club on North Main Street.

No one from the Gonzalez family was at the fund raiser.  The boy's funeral was held Thursday.  All the expenses for the funeral were paid for by the Durham Bus Company.

The bike club said Friday's fund raiser was the last it would host.  Club members said they hoped people would still be moved to contribute directly to the family.

Donations may be sent directly to the boy's mother:

Pamela Gonzalez
c/o Durham Bus Company
65 Fulkerson Drive
Waterbury, CT 06708

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