By Dan Hust
CALLICOON CENTER July 23, 2002 Evan Reimer loved motocross. Everyone in and around Callicoon Center and North Branch knew that.
But on Wednesday, the dangerous sport took its toll on the 28-year-old North Branch native.
According to the State Police and his family, Reimer was riding his dirt bike with friends at a gravel quarry in Callicoon Center when he attempted to jump a series of dirt mounds.
His bike caught the last mound, however, and Reimer landed on his neck, snapping at least one bone. He was reportedly wearing appropriate safety equipment (including a helmet), but his injuries required him to be airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he remains in stable condition.
However, doctors are concerned that he may never walk again. He is currently unable to move although he is breathing on his own.
In addition to numerous family in western Sullivan County, Reimer, a county landfill employee, has a wife and two sons, one 4 years old and one just 10 months old.
His parents of North Branch ask friends in the community to feel free to visit Evan in the hospital, as his mother said it makes for a long day when you cant move.