I would be willing to bet that the drivier was an Illegal!
DENVER - Munsey Knox lay bruised and unconscious in a hospital for several days after he was hit by an SUV failing to yield the right of way.
Knox, 25, was bicycling east along W. 29th Avenue on his way to work an early morning shift at a hotel downtown.
When he reached the intersection with Zuni Street, an on-coming car turned directly in front of him, crashing headlong into his bicycle. Witnesses say Knox was hurled from his bike onto the top of the SUV, striking his head, before falling to the pavement in the middle of the street.
The vehicle was described as a light brown or beige Chevy Tahoe, driven by a Hispanic male about 30 years of age. Witnesses say the Tahoe kept driving south along Zuni, with Knox's bicycle stuck to the front bumper. Passengers on an RTD bus rushed to help the bicyclist, but they couldn't get the license plate number of the Tahoe.
Knox's fiancee says she wasn't sure if he would recover from his head trauma.
"There were a few days when he really wasn't himself, and that was really scary," said Jennifer Toothaker. "I was trying to prepare myself for if he was not going to be the same, every again."
Knox is slowly recovering. He never recovered his bicycle, but he hopes it could help lead police to the hit and run driver. It's a blue Redline Conquest Sport bike, last seen riding down Zuni Street on the hood of a Chevy Tahoe.
"I think with all the hit-and-run accidents recently, there should be... I don't want to use the word punishment, but there should be justice," said Knox. "Justice would be nice."
If you can help identify the driver of the SUV, call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Your information could make you eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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