Murrieta Man Killed in Lake Elsinore Motorcycle Crash Was Husband, Father of 2

Neighbors, family and friends of Matthew Schrader, 34, are collaborating in their efforts to help his wife and two young daughters in the wake of his death.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A trust account has been established for the family of a Murrieta man who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash in Lake Elsinore.

Matthew Schrader, 34, succumbed to his injuries shortly after the Jan. 21 collision with a delivery truck on Riverside Drive. He was riding his motorcycle at the time of the wreck that turned fatal.

A memorial service for Schrader, a San Francisco 49ers fan who was originally from Highland, Calif. is scheduled Saturday.

Schrader is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 4 and 6, a neighbor of the family told Patch.

“They are just a wonderful, sweet family, we live two doors down from them,” Natasha Pickard said. “She is a stay-at-home mom; he was the sole provider.”

In addition to their children playing outdoors together, Pickard’s son attends kindergarten with Schrader’s daughter at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta. Parents and neighbors are collaborating on fund-raising efforts for the family, she said.

A benefit event was held Thursday at Chuck E. Cheese's in Murrieta, and classroom donations are being collected.

The trust account is through Chase Bank and the account number is 555528780.

Plans to provide meals for the family for the next six weeks are also in the works.

“It has been really hard for them,” Pickard said. “But tons and tons of people are doing what we can to help.”

Patch will share any further information that is gathered.

JM January 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Ride on!! Just not for me at this point in my life. A personal decision for all of us to make weighing benefit versus risk. Have a great day all.
ChrisG January 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Crazy to ride in our traffic conditions.
AlwaysPO'd January 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Tom, your stats are not using percentages of riders vs. drivers or sleepers. Bikes are not near as prevelant as vehicles nor sleepers. Follow? And the stat that states 99.89% don't go down is pure bullshit. Talk to other riders and they'll tell you about having to lay it down more than once.
JM January 26, 2014 at 01:01 PM
I come from a family of riders and 98.89% have had to lay it down.
southernbelle January 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM
my heart breaks for his little girls. My sincerest condolences.
Alek J Hidell January 27, 2014 at 07:24 AM
irresponsible Dad didnt have insurance, now his family is a pauper forced to pass the hat here in public. Like an adult child atop a hobby horse. Silly and stupid way to die. and now his family is left for us to support. Nice.
Baby Daddy January 27, 2014 at 12:28 PM
What makes you think the rider didn't have insurance? The article didn't state that
Dee January 27, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Big daddy, if he did, it's wasn't enough to cover expenses.
JUN January 27, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Whoever you are Alek your 1 sick man, I totally agree with the other person, your are EVIL!!!!!!! Don't talk shit until you know all the facts!!!!!!
Dee January 27, 2014 at 02:52 PM
JUN, when people have the mindset, such as Alek, there's deeper painful issues going on in their lives, and it can't help but spew out the mouth. He's a very unhappy, unfulfilled person. Someone wounded him deeply, more often than not it's a parent, a spouse, a first girlfriend. He has unresolved, unstettling thought attacks. He is one to be pitied. I don't get too worked up over people like him. Nobody at home pays him attention. He has to get online and make provoking comments. He has a strong desire to be heard, even if it's sarcastic comments. It's like: at least I'm being responded to. It's his way of feeling he exists. Unfortunately, in his mind the self-loathing can't be defeated.
Judy January 27, 2014 at 04:08 PM
This is a very sad story. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist should have been more responsible, knowing he has a family, and not drive and pass illegally.
Sherry January 27, 2014 at 05:24 PM
When kids lose a parent, it 's a very sad day. It's not about any other issue except these kids just lost their Dad. My heart felt sympathy goes out to all.
Baby Daddy January 27, 2014 at 05:43 PM
You know what's irresponsible? Making stuff up about this story. Nowhere here does it say that he passed illegally OR did not have insurance. I'm well aware most riders pass illegally and do not have insurance (or a license for that matter), but that's no reason to incriminate the recently deceased because the majority of riders are boneheads. This IS America, right?
LBV Collins January 27, 2014 at 06:24 PM
@Baby Daddy: I suspect people are referring to another Patch article that notes, "Witnesses stated the truck was turning into a parking lot, near the intersection of Riverside and Joy, when the motorcycle attempted an illegal pass on the right." (The link is in the above article.) / Regarding the alleged lack of insurance, I can only guess that people are concluding he lacked life insurance since the family apparently needs to rely on donations to financially survive. (But that's just a guess on my part.)
Baby Daddy January 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Well then, an apology to Judy is in order. Sorry. Still don't see anything on insurance, though. Perhaps he didn't have any, but if it doesn't say so, one shouldn't comment as though it were fact
AlwaysPO'd January 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Baby Daddy, if he had insurance, why would the family need money for the burial? Are you saying that the family is asking for donations under false pretenses? That indeed would be irresponsible, would it not?
Alyssa Lynell Paisley February 05, 2014 at 04:23 PM
A great man that I knew personally for over ten years passed away. He was my physical therapist and an amazing friend and father. Can a few of you (Alex Hidell) show a little bit more respect and don't place blame or be rude about the situation. You have no idea what happened. The driver didn't have his blinker on and people make mistakes all the time.
JUN February 09, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Thank you Alyssa for pointing that out! He was an Amazing FATHER, HUSBAND, BROTHER, SON & UNCLE not to mention a FRIEND to many!
Thresher 200 February 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM
I just read all these posts, and it's sad to see a brother biker go down with a family, I believe many of you are very-very ignorant when it comes to motorcycles. Still, It's entertaining to read how ignorant people can be. JM, you're the funniest. Yep. I'm one of those foolish bikers. I've been riding since I was 12. I had young kids, but they're all grown up now. I taught all 4 how to ride, but I still have them take a CHP approved course, because of the idiot drivers (cars) on the road. You're right, motorcycles don't kill. 9 out of 10 times, it's the complacent driver behind the wheel. That would be U.
ChrisG February 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I tire of these kinds of accidents and then the back and forth of fault and so on. It is sad this man lost his life. Reading the comments from those that knew him he sounds like a great all-around guy. That being said, according to the information in the article, he was passing on the right and as the truck driver made a right turn the motorcycle rider crashed into the truck. The motorcycle rider was making an illegal pass on the right, according to the article. I read things like this, multiple other articles about traffic accidents and think two things. First, for the victims family. Second, I get pissed because there are far too many people driving/riding on our roads that put the rest of our lives at risk because they either do not know how, or do not care to drive safely. This accident wasn't because of complacent driver. This accident happened because the rider didn't want to wait in traffic and decided to pass on the right illegally.
JM February 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM
And there you go, well said ChrisG. Thrasher 200, not meaning to be funny, just being real for my family. Check statistics Thrasher.
Thresher 200 February 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM
The name is Thresher, like the fish. Yes, JM. I know the statistics quite well. The stats are posted all over the internet. The stats are that drivers are to blame for the majority of motorcycle related accidents. Still, I enjoy riding. I don't like freeways as there are too many crazy drivers. I love the back roads. I love the winding of the road, I enjoy the wind in my face, waving at the other bikers I see... It's heaven. I like to stop for Mexican food after a long hard rideT, I enjoy riding with others....group riding is fun! I feel sorry for folks like you JM. You have no reason to enjoy the open road in a cage. You can't feel the road, you get tunnel vision and you're stuck behind a long line of other cars. I hate going for long rides in cars, it's boring... You want a bike, you long for one. I can see it in your posts. Take your CHP approved course, and come join us. We'd be happy to have you.
JM February 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Sorry Thresher like the fish. I have been a part of a bike riding family for many years and have ridden myself. Not at this time in my life with my job and young kids and that is my personal decision. My brother lives in Rapid City and Sturgis had been a big part if our lives for years. No need to feel sorry, I fly jets for a living and flew FA/18 fighters in the Marine Corps, so I have a different wind in my face. FAA does not take a broken bone lightly for me! My decision. No need to thrash another's personal decision or feel sorry out of ignorance of who I am. Thresher like the fish, Ride On!
Thresher 200 February 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM
I would not like the wind in face on an FA/18! I was a crewchief on H-46s during my time in the Navy. I did mostly Vertrep and SAR. We had to pull a couple of jet jockies out of the drink a time or two. Mostly we do Vertrep and logistics. It's always kind of boring until something goes wrong. I like sailing too. We had a 28.5 Hunter, which (thanks to the recession) we had to sell. We loved the wind in our faces with that too. I really miss those trips to Catalina, though.
southernbelle February 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM
of yay--a wind in my face competition! I think mine is will be the best….boys, you haven't felt GLORY until you're in the middle of a menopausal hot flash and get the good sense to pull your shirt up, unclip your 36C brazierre that suddenly became like an oven hot 9x11 loaf pan, and stick it all in front of your logistically placed, beautiful brand new Dyson floor fan on top 3 speed! ahhhhhhhhhhhh….it's the best wind in your face moment a person can have!!! ROTFLMAO!!! I win!!
southernbelle February 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM
and again….condolences to the family here. sad stuff. ps-anyone know if the truck uses a blinker??? just sayin
JM February 10, 2014 at 01:00 PM
You win southernbelle. Thoughts and prayers to the family and that is what is most important here. I hope the community and their family and friends come together for what sounds like a great family man that was lost. Out!
Thresher 200 February 10, 2014 at 01:05 PM
I concur, respects to the family. I realize that even with life insurance, the wife would need at least $500,000 to survive, especially a homemaker.
JUN March 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM
I'm reaching out to a lady that posted how she was with matt before the paramedics showed up, I cant find your comment no where, can you respond please and we can exchange # or emails it would mean the world to family
Alek J Hidell March 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM
wow belle. you sure got my attention..but bikers are still illogical. The gas mileage is worse than cars. its ten times more dangerous, you get bugs in your teeth, you freeze your ass off, you are the lowest rung on the road, facing instant death at any moment. All this for "freedom" or "the wind in your face"...what the hell are you talking about? such a stupid cliche. The fact is you are all posers looking for attention. That's fine if you are some biker thug, but not when you are the sole provider to a young family--how very thoughtless.


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