Motorcycle clubs help man injured in I-20 rupture in DeKalb County

- Local motorcycle clubs are banding together to help the family of a man who was critically injured on Interstate 20 when it buckled two weeks ago in DeKalb County.

The Reapers Motorcycle Club said Kwame Howard, a married father of five, bikes with the group and works hard to support the community.

Friends held a fundraiser Sunday for Howard's family to support them with medical bills and other financial obligations.

Reapers MC Member Antonious Weaver told FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell Howard has severe injuries to his head and knees among other injuries. Howard was on his way to work when he hit the ruptured pavement and catapulted into the air, Weaver added.

"He's fighting right now...it's like a waiting game," Howard said."...it was a nice, pretty day. And unfortunately, this happened to him. It could've happened to anybody."

Authorities said crews were filling an abandoned gas line underneath the pavement when the rupture occurred. The problem also led to hours-long lane closures and traffic detours for thousands of commuters.

If you would like to help Howard's family, a member of Reapers MC has set up an online fundraiser. Click this link: gofundme.com/kwame-smooth-howard

MORE: All lanes of I-20 WB reopen after interstate buckles

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