Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 145
  1. #101
    Senior Member Notso_fastLane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Medford, OR
    My Bikes
    Kona MTN bike, Bent TW Elegance
    Posts
    699
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I hope the admission that he was using his cell phone adds to the penalty. In some states, it would count as 'aggravated' or 'reckless' to whatever charges he was already facing.

  2. #102
    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Mecian
    Posts
    2,988
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lets see, he was looking at his cell phone, hit something hard enough to break the windshield, did not notice what he hit and kept on going. I think the prosecution should be able to add perjury to the charges. The defendants claims are beyond the stupid, have traversed into pure fantasy. How many of you would smash out your windshield and not stop so see what hit you?
    Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse and Repair
    The 4 Rs to save the planet

    "Toes"

  3. #103
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Roushe View Post
    A picture of the truck. He says he thought he hit a deer? Yeah, right.

    Attachment 298960
    On the stand today, he claimed he did the damage to the windshield himself with a golf club. Will provide article and link in the am. Article up to prosecution resting:
    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/lo...9bb30f31a.html
    Last edited by Poguemahone; 02-12-13 at 06:19 PM.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  4. #104
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    6,248
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    Mr. Webb claims he was looking at his cell phone at the time of the accident.
    This is illegal in VA. Has been for a couple years now. Also illegal in MD and DC.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L

  5. #105
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    My Bikes
    Fuji Sunfire
    Posts
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    On the stand today, he claimed he did the damage to the windshield himself with a golf club. Will provide article and link in the am. Article up to prosecution resting:
    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/lo...9bb30f31a.html
    I guess that would be tampering with evidence? Obstruction?

    Russ

  6. #106
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    This is illegal in VA. Has been for a couple years now. Also illegal in MD and DC.
    I believe this is incorrect. Not illegal in VA. Only for minors, novice drivers, and school bus drivers. MD is correct.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  7. #107
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In court:
    “He was definitely speeding,” Charles Vaughan testified.

    Vaughan said that moments later he saw the Durango swerve “violently to the left” up ahead and then accelerate. The brothers saw debris along the road and stopped, and William Vaughan helped turn Kruszewski’s body over and checked in vain for a pulse.

    Brett Beatty testified that he was driving eastbound on River Road, saw Kruszewski’s lighted bike and safely passed her. Then he heard a loud crash and saw in his rearview mirror a vehicle quickly approaching him and tailgating him, he said.

    Beatty said he immediately feared that the other driver had struck the bicyclist, and Beatty said he went looking for the vehicle after he saw it turn off River Road behind his car. But he said he could not find it.
    "the Durango swerve “violently to the left” up ahead and then accelerate"
    To me, this says that he saw the cyclist just before he swerved, hit her, and had NO second thoughts about running.
    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

  8. #108
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    I believe this is incorrect. Not illegal in VA. Only for minors, novice drivers, and school bus drivers. MD is correct.
    Obviously not illegal in VA, as that is the defense the lier and his lawyer came up with.
    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

  9. #109
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Obviously not illegal in VA, as that is the defense the lier and his lawyer came up with.
    Yep.http://www.distraction.gov/content/g...tate-laws.html
    Click on va; you get the sad extent of our cell phone laws. I've been in the legislature when they debate this in commitee; it always dies there. According to our politicos, this is a personal responsibility issue that does not need to be legislated.

    One of the things about the last couple of days is the extent to which Mr. Webb is a tool, the latest being the golf club/windshield excuse. As an RVA cyclist, this has been painful to watch.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  10. #110
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Article has been updated, complete with golf club claim:

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/lo...9bb30f31a.html
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  11. #111
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Today was a good day....if I can say that. Looking forward to tomorrow. He got ripped a new one today.
    Be back when it's all said and done.

  12. #112
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by realism View Post
    Today was a good day....if I can say that. Looking forward to tomorrow. He got ripped a new one today.
    Be back when it's all said and done.
    When this is all done, I'm going to put some flowers on the ghost bike. Then I'm going to do the next good deed that presents itself.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  13. #113
    Senior Member kmv2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    My Bikes
    Bianchi circa late 1980s, Surly Cross Check, Kona Blast
    Posts
    695
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A similar case happened here.

    The guy had been up all night drinking and drove home in the early AM. According to him he dozed off and when he woke up he had a smashed windshield and was somehow still driving into his garage where he stored his bloody smashed up van until he heard the news and turned himself in.

    He hit 5 people who were riding in a single file group.

    "He also said he thought he had hit a post and did not stop at the scene because he had not realized he hit people."

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...l-verdict.html

    Yeah looks like a post to me..minimal front end damage and a completely smashed windshield:

    li-ott-crashvan-620.jpg

    Guilty on all accounts.

    This guy is a fool for driving in that state. Luckily nobody was killed. Two years seems fair.

  14. #114
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,416
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Prosecutor must not have offered Webb any deal. Stranger things have happened, but I'll be shocked if he gets acquitted, and he would have been a fool to reject any deal that gave him any leniency, given the evidence against him.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

  15. #115
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mr. Webb has been found guilty. Jury is currently discussing sentencing recommendations.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  16. #116
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,416
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Truth and justice prevails!
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

  17. #117
    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Mecian
    Posts
    2,988
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Even without knowing the result, I don't think that Mr Webb will get anywhere near what he deserves. I can always hope otherwise though.
    Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse and Repair
    The 4 Rs to save the planet

    "Toes"

  18. #118
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Article on sentencing:
    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/lo...a4bcf6878.html

    Mr. Webb faces zero to ten years.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  19. #119
    Senior Member dynodonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6,881
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post

    Mr. Webb faces zero to ten years.
    ......which is only for not stopping. I expect a sentence well short of the maximum with most of it being spent on probation.

  20. #120
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jury recommended 3 years.

    Hope the judge gives a more appropriate 8-10 years.
    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

  21. #121
    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Je suis ici
    Posts
    5,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

  22. #122
    I Biked Today Crazyed..27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    My Place
    My Bikes
    1998 Lemond Zurich, Redline Conquest Pro, Kilo TT
    Posts
    252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    From the posted article- Steven Webb testified that his son goes out of his way to help others.
    "He's not a tough guy; he never has been," he said. "He's just a good kid."
    He is not a good kid he is a cowered....How do you even drive with a windshield like that?
    1998 Lemond Zurich, Redline Conquest Pro, Kilo TT

  23. #123
    Grillparzer Grillparzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    My Bikes
    Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    524
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
    The fact that he's changed his story should carry meaning.
    +1
    People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

  24. #124
    I Biked Today Crazyed..27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    My Place
    My Bikes
    1998 Lemond Zurich, Redline Conquest Pro, Kilo TT
    Posts
    252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Also if he gets only 3 years for this...he will go to a low level prison and get out in 9 to 12 months...then be on parole. I wish this dudes family did not have money....because that is what saved his a$$.
    1998 Lemond Zurich, Redline Conquest Pro, Kilo TT

  25. #125
    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Mecian
    Posts
    2,988
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A good Kid - He's 31 years old. I hate crap like that. His father shares in the guilt for this one.
    Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse and Repair
    The 4 Rs to save the planet

    "Toes"

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •