Tag Archive: hitandrun

Driver gets 15 years in prison for hit ‘n’ run cyclist fatality

A jury in Houston, Texas, chose not to “blame the victim” in a hit-and-run fatality of a bicyclist and instead sentenced the motorist to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

The defense attorney for the motorist told the jurors that the collision would have been avoided if the bicyclist, Chelsea Norman, 24, had been riding elsewhere.

“If …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/11/driver-gets-15-years-in-prison-for-hit-n-run-cyclist-fatality/

Cross-country bicycle tour film marks recovery from hit-and-run

“If you’re a driver, slow down, give us some room. This is our life. What’s a few more feet. Take it easy on us.”

That’s one message that Pearson and Peter Constantino want to share in a soon-to-be released video, “The Long Ride Back.”

The film chronicles Pearson’s recovery from a hit and crash with an SUV, and the challenge of making a 3,500-mile cross-country bicycle ride….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/05/22/cross-country-bicycle-tour-film-marks-recovery-from-hit-and-run/

Charges filed for law student in bike trailer hit-and-run

A Gonzaga University law student is getting a lesson that hit and run is illegal.

The motorist is charged with running over a bike trailer carrying a 2-year-old girl in the Millwood suburb of Spokane (WA) on Saturday. She remains in intensive care with a fractured skull.

Timmy Nguyen, 22, appeared in court on Monday …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/25/charges-filed-for-law-student-in-bike-trailer-hit-and-run/

Driver in last year’s hit-and-run Seattle bicyclist fatality pleads guilty

The motorist charged with killing Seattle bicycle rider Michael Wang last summer faces up to three years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to felony hit-and-run on Tuesday.

The man, Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park was arrested last month in connection with a car crash into a service station on Greenwood Avenue …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/18/driver-in-last-years-hit-and-run-seattle-bicyclist-fatality-pleads-guilty/

Smile hit ‘n’ run driver — you’re on candid camera

Hit 'n' run in Berkeley

A California motorist who is suspected of striking two bicyclists in Berkeley and speeding away has been arrested by police after a bike-mounted video camera captured his license plate number.

The video, posted on YouTube and viewed more than 200,000 times since Thursday, shows the black Acura’s license plate as it strikes Brazilian cyclist Bruno …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/30/smile-hit-n-run-driver-youre-on-candid-camera/