This story is from a week ago Monday, not yesterday Monday.
Subject: Biker Down (again)
Check this out (from kktv.com).
“A bicyclist was killed by a hit and run driver in Colorado Springs Monday night.
Police say 38 year old James Stenson of Colorado Springs was hit shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday night near the intersection of Garden of the Gods and Centennial. He was dead at the scene.
The suspect’s car is described as a light blue 4-door sedan, possibly a Honda Civic. The driver is believed to be a white female with long dark hair.
Police say the biker started heading south before the light turned green, and the driver ran the red light at Garden of the Gods. The driver did not stop.
Police say Stenson was not wearing a helmet.”
The part that isn’t in the story is the police said, and I quote “The way the accident looks at this particular time, the driver of the vehicle may or may not have been held liable, had they stayed on scene, but by fleeing the scene, they are guilty of a vehicular homicide.”
WTF? They ran a red light! I don’t get how the biker could have been going south before his light turned green, yet the driver of the car ran a red light. Totally fucked. I hope they find that bitch and run her over with her car.
The cops here in Colorado Springs, or the residents for that matter, could give a fuck if a cyclist is hit. Put a ding in the door of their Ford Extrapolation or Cadillac (fat) Escalator and they want to sue you.
And why do they always need to tell me the cyclist “was not wearing a helmet”?
Car runs a red light, hits someone and bails out; and the helmet is important to the story?
Gimmie a break.
As always, my condolences to his friends and family.by