Biker Down

Keep it safe out there.

Texting driver arrested after hitting bicyclist
Police say a bicyclist was hit by a car on Route 70 while the driver was texting about a drug deal.

Robert J. Sharrer, 28, of New Jersey Avenue in Pemberton Township, has been charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute after an undisclosed amount of unauthorized prescription drugs were found in his car Monday, police said.

Charges in connection with the collision are pending, police said.

Investigators said Sharrer was seen driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass erratically on Route 70 West shortly before 6:23 p.m. when his vehicle drifted onto the shoulder and hit bicyclist Lisa Granert, 42, of Elbo Lane in Cherry Hill.

Granert was injured and airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment. Her condition was unavailable Tuesday evening.


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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

8 thoughts on “Biker Down

  1. NOTICE: He wasn’t arrested for hitting the bicyclist. He was arrested for HAVING DRUGS IN HIS CAR. Circumstantial justice, not the real application of it.

  2. From another report on the wreck the cyclist was wearing some kind of body armor, a reflective vest, and a helmet. Like that helps when you get hit by 1 1/2 tons of speeding steel and plastic. At speeds over 30 MPH it sometimes doesn’t even help to be wearing a car, much less a few ounces of body armor.

  3. On the plus side, the huffington post (! – dave before you shit yo self I googled the woman’s name and that came up) reports that she’s in stable condition – usually that means she’s gonna be okay. We’ll see how the “aggravating circumstances” play out in this case, as opposed to the case of the firefighter. And littlejar, …so effing pessimistic, and so right, it couldn’t be said better. Damnit.

    And not to beat a dead horse, but I asked a few non cyclists the other day about the firefighter-shot-that-hit-the- helmet, and every single one said, unprompted, “attempted murder?” And they all pointed out that if he had fired the shot into another car….

    We aren’t crazy. These were non-cyclists. Maybe libruls, though. Shit.