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Archive for Monday, November 25, 2013

Motorist collides with bicylist, drives off

November 25, 2013

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A 21-year-old Kansas University bicyclist was taken to Watkins Memorial Health Center with nonlife-threatening injuries Monday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle, which drove away from the accident, according to a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

The student, of Olathe, was riding eastbound on 14th Street as the motorist drove westbound, Sgt. Ted Bordman said. The vehicle turned left in front of the bicyclist, causing a crash that knocked the student from the bike, he said. The vehicle then continued southbound.

As of Monday evening, police had no vehicle or driver information, Bordman said. The victim was treated at the scene and then taken to Watkins.

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John Graham 4 months, 2 weeks ago

So the driver goes from having an accident to committing a felony by leaving the scene. Brilliant.

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Leslie Swearingen 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't drive, so I am wondering if the law requires that a driver stop after striking a pedestrian or someone on a bicycle regardless of who is in the right or wrong? Wouldn't the driver be concerned about the well being of the person they hit? Are we not taught to take responsibility for our actions and to own up to them, not to run away? Not knowing the full facts of this situation I would think it would take a pretty strong motive to drive away and leave someone lying on the street.

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