Hundreds of larrikin mourners have sparked community outrage as they farewelled a mate with a wild burnout ‘tribute’ on a Queensland road.
As Jaydan Doorley was being laid to rest in Branyan Gardens Crematorium at Bundaberg last Friday, 200 of his friends took over Cummins Road outside the service.
Mr Doorley, 21, died when his motorcyle collided with a ute at Kepnock on October 12.
Footage of the tribute in his memory shows several cars doing skids in the middle of the road as the air fills with thick clouds of putrid smoke.
Screaming and shouting can be heard, including one woman yelling ‘we love you Jaydan!’ which intimidated some locals and blocked cars, including at least one furious parent.
Jaydan Doorley’s partner Star-Maree Dunn (pictured) defended the burnout tribute saying he would have ‘loved it’
Around 200 larrikin mourners have farewelled a young Bundaberg man who died in a motorbike crash on October 12, with a burnout tribute
Ms Dunn tried to convince Jaydan Doorley (pictured) not to ride his motorbike, but he told her if he had to die, let it be doing ‘something I love’
The send-off took over Cummins Road road and prevented the outraged mum mum from getting to nearby Avoca State School to collect her child.
The celebrant for Jaydan’s funeral Michael Brown, unsuccessfully tried to break up the gathering by driving the empty hearse through the crowd, but ‘lost his cool’ when a boy yelled out ‘light it up Granddad’.
‘I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life before,’ Mr Brown told the Courier Mail, likening the atmosphere to a ‘riot’.
‘I had hoped that this might discourage them, having a hearse in the midst.
A representative of Browns Funeral, Amanda Brown, anticipated the burnout tribute and requested before the service that local police drive along Cummins Road to try and discourage the mourners.
The police did not drive past, but later said ‘illegal hooning behaviour’ would earn those responsible a charge.
Friends have since defended the wild tribute, saying there was no danger to anyone
A city hoon was busted by police after unknowingly doing a burnout behind an unmarked police car.
Footage shows the grey station wagon spinning its wheels as the traffic lights at an intersection in Parafield, north Adelaide, turned green.
A driver’s car has been impounded for 28 days after he was busted doing a burnout by an unmarked police car in front of him (above)
Mr Doorley’s partner, Star-Maree Dunn said after an emotional day farewelling him, the burnouts were a fitting tribute.
‘I understand the public’s opinion and concerns but the burnouts after the funeral were done on a quiet back road in honour of Jaydan and he would have absolutely loved it.’
She had tried to prevent her boyfriend from riding his motorbike, but he told her if he had to die, it would be ‘doing something I love’.
Mr Doorley’s friend, Brittany Rose Campbell also defended the tribute on social media.
She argued ‘no-one was in danger’ from the burnouts and that the cars involved were not speeding.
Other friends said the skids were a normal way of farewelling friends who loved cars.
At Mr Doorley’s service, Ms Dunn described him as ‘an adventurous, spontaneous’ man who craved an ‘adrenaline rush’.
Mr Doorley’s grandmother Diana Doorley paid tribute to him recalling his love for surfing, swimming and fishing.
In another tribute to Mr Doorley, one woman commented on his ‘contagious smile and your love and zest for life.’
‘Taken much too young.’
Another friend wrote ‘Rest easy bro and ride high’, accompanying his tribute with a motorbike emoji.
Queensland Police are reviewing footage of the burnout tribute.
Funeral celebrant of 30 years Michael Brown tried to break up the gathering by driving the empty hearse through the crowd, but a boy yelled out to him ‘light it up Granddad’
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