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Old 06-20-08, 09:34 AM   #1
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More bad news...

2 Cyclists Critically Injured, Teen Accused Of DUI
EL DORADO HILLS (AP) ― Forty-eight-year-old Kathi Sturgeon is fighting for her life after she and a friend were mowed down hit by a driver while riding their bicycles Wednesday.

The CHP says Sturgeon and 43-year-old Kathy Hurd, were hit on El Dorado Hills Blvd by 19-year-old Brandi Thomas. And police suspect DUI.

"I think it's horrible," says Nancy Edwards, El Dorado Hills resident.

Investigators say that early Wednesday morning the two were riding their bikes -- training for an upcoming race -- when Thomas, who was allegedly drunk, drove her vehicle into the bike lane striking them both.

Sturgeon was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Hospital and Hurd was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center.

"One of my friends was at the park when the lady was airlifted out and it brought me to tears," says Nancy.

Sturgeon is a well-loved director of women's ministry at Lakeside Church in Folsom. Her church family has created a blog to update members on her progress and ask for prayers.

"Kathi is a fighter," says church member Bryan Hardwick.

The congregation says that because Sturgeon has impacted communities around the globe, many around the world are praying.

Thomas was arrested for DUI and released. CBS13 went to her house, but she didn't answer the door.

The church is not only praying for Sturgeon and Hurd, but the suspect as well.

"We have regrets. Prayers are with her as well," says a pastor.

Sturgeon is currently listed in critical condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center with head trauma and internal injuries. Hurd suffered a broken collarbone, multiple spinal fractures and a concussion in the crash, according to CHP. She's listed in serious condition at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.


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Old 06-20-08, 10:25 AM   #2
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God, not again!

Throw the book at the "kid"! Slap her on the wrist and she'll most likely do it again.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:30 AM   #3
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So sad. Prayers to the victims. 19 y.o. drinking... <sigh>

They need to find who she was "partying" with and charge them as accessories to the crime.
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One good thing to see:
" Forty-eight-year-old Kathi Sturgeon is fighting for her life after she and a friend were mowed down hit by a driver while riding their bicycles Wednesday."

Glad it wasn't a car with a mind of it's own.
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Is it me or is DUI extremely common in the Sac area?
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This was awful. Making it worse, we watched it on the news, and by "we" I mean my wife and I.

It was so uncomfortable and I could just feel her starting to worry about me :\
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This was awful. Making it worse, we watched it on the news, and by "we" I mean my wife and I.

It was so uncomfortable and I could just feel her starting to worry about me :\
Yeah! My wife told me about this story on Friday morning. We took the backroads to Stockton on Saturday and she started talking about the narrow shoulder on one of my frequently-travel-by-bike-roads saying "You ride on this?" I had to tell her "all the time" and I got the worry too.

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