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Old 02-10-06, 11:21 AM
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NE ohio rider hit

https://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?C...&ID=268516&r=0

This linktells it all. Hope he makes it
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Old 02-10-06, 01:01 PM
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This is sad. Get well Thomas Burkhart!

Sounds like he took all the precautions with his saftey.

Police Lt. Chris Rudy said Burkhart was wearing reflective clothing and a helmet, and that his bike should have been noticed by drivers.
Sounds to me like he had working lights. Look at the pic it looks like Vista taillight and some type of headlight to me? To me it looks like he was hit from behind the back wheel is resting on the front wheel. T

“His bike is well-equipped,” said Nancy Taylor, Burkhart’s aunt. “He had reflectors and mirrors on his (helmet) and all the things right there on his bike.”
You could see him laying on the side of the road. This driver had to be drunk or reading the newspaper.

Guerrieri said it was the reflection from Burkhart’s helmet that caught his eye as he drove home, causing him to stop for a closer look.
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Old 02-10-06, 02:40 PM
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Wow. That hits too close to home.

In Ohio, the laws are more strict for a drunk driving than a hit and run. I suspect the driver chose the lesser punishment and let the cyclist suffer on the side of the road.
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Old 02-10-06, 03:18 PM
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That really sucks. This guy rode everywhere with his bike. Didn't even own a car. I'm praying for him. I feel like we could lose a close brother.
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Old 02-10-06, 04:07 PM
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Heal well THomas.

May the driver that hit you rot in hell.

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Old 02-10-06, 10:45 PM
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This sad story just aired on Cleveland TV news. They showed an interview with his Mother. I assume that he lives with her and helps support her.

This is just so gut-wrenching. God bless the good samaritan. As for the hit and run driver...

Thomas is in my prayers.
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Old 02-11-06, 12:42 AM
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This happened just about a mile from my house. I suspect the driver won't get caught unless he turns himself in. I think it happened around midnight or so and that area is relatively quiet that time of the night...especially a weeknight.
I hope the cyclist pulls through and can keep on riding...we need more people like him in this area.
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Old 02-11-06, 06:17 AM
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I, also from Ohio, just recently began riding on more traveled roads. It certainly makes you think again about the always present danger, in spite of the safety precautions that one would undertake.
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Old 02-11-06, 06:49 AM
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I would not asume this is automatically an accident because the driver didn't see, was talking on the cell phone or reading a paper. There are people out there (given the right circumstances) that would just roll over someone intentionally. It is midnight, no one around, dark street. Chance you been waiting for to carry out, in real life, what you have spent so many hours doing on your xBox.
I hope they catch the SOB(s).
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Old 02-13-06, 07:10 PM
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I'll have to head over to Mercy and see if there is anything I can do for this guy and his family. About 1 out of every 10 drivers down this way are just plain ignorant, ill-mannered morons who don't give a frack about anyone but themselves and getting to the mini-mart for another six-pack 2 seconds faster.
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Unbelievable. I ride on that road every so often and in that area all the time.

I just don't get why they didn't stop. Mistakes happen, but c'mon help the guy out, don't leave them for dead.
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Old 02-19-06, 08:56 PM
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It is midnight, no one around, dark street. Chance you been waiting for to carry out, in real life, what you have spent so many hours doing on your xBox.
O....K.....


I noticed some snow on the road. Maybe someone left without getting the snow and ice off their cars. Morons around here do it all the time.
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