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Sound Off: What happened to the ghost bike on 12th and Tennessee that memorialized Rachel Leek who was killed by a hit-and-run driver?

A spokesperson for the city of Lawrence said plans for the ghost bike memorial were cancelled per the Leek family’s wishes.


jhawkfan2012 5 years, 8 months ago

There doesn't need to be a creepy memorial made for those who will always remember her.

Bob Forer 5 years, 8 months ago

Actually, the purpose of ghost bikes are more than simply memorializing the rider, but to also remind all of us of the need to operate our automobiles cautiously and to watch out for bicyclists.

classclown 5 years, 8 months ago

Some ghost thief would steal it anyways.

lawdog 5 years, 8 months ago

Some of us still remember that night........ while Joel Hernandez is Student Senate President at HINU! He even represented Haskell back in December 2011 when President Obama made a speech in Osawatomie, KS. That never set well for many of us!

kawrivercrow 5 years, 8 months ago

I hear you. It is not that Hernandez chose to drive drunk, nor is it that Hernandez made a driving error and hit a bicyclist. It's that the selfish, worthless POS then made the deliberate decision to speed away and leave the victim there dying in the gutter, obliterating any chance that the she could have been saved.

6 months in jail was in no way an appropriate sentence for such a cowardly and despicable act. Being drunk is no excuse for a criminal act of such magnitude.

MarcoPogo 5 years, 8 months ago

I don't think the original question got answered. The person didn't ask about plans for a memorial; they were asking about what happened to the actual ghost bike that was already there.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 8 months ago

Plus One to you. Reading (and listening) comprehensions are fine traits to have.

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