Biker Down: Ross Yokoyama

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Tucson victim of hit and run taken off life support

For seven long, quiet years, bicyclist Ross Yokoyama – the victim of a hit-and-run driver – clung to the edge of life, confined to a bed in a Tucson nursing home, until his family finally let him go Friday morning…

Along with several other victims of fatal and disabling car-bicycle collisions, Yokoyama unknowingly became a symbol of the effort to impose tougher penalties on the drivers who cause these tragedies.

For all these years after that awful night in December 2000 – when a young woman crashed her car into Yokoyama as he rode home from work, then left him alone and critically injured – he lay silent and immobile, with perhaps only a glimmer of awareness of the world around him.


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About big jonny

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