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New Hampshire Motorist Rear Ends Biker, Gets "Warning"

Old 10-24-09, 03:37 PM
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New Hampshire Motorist Rear Ends Biker, Gets "Warning"

According to a story originally published in the Concord Monitor, probably on October 16, a 50 year-old woman from Weare, NH drove into the back of a bicycle ridden by Susanne Kibler-Hacker and sent her to the hospital with a possible broken leg and dislocated tail bone. The driver was issued a "warning to exercise due care." I read the story in my local paper, the Lebanon, NH Valley News. I sure hope they left something out. The story said that the accident occurred at a place where there was no shoulder and the speed limit was 45 mph. Sounds to me like the driver was one of these people who drive the speed limit or better no matter what the road conditions are and hope they won't come across any of those crazy bicyclists, runners or pedestrians in the bad spots.

I am hoping to speak to the victim, the Concord police, Chelsea Conaboy, the reporter who wrote the story, and anyone else who has information about this collision and its aftermath in order to find out what exactly happened. If the case is as reported, something is very wrong in the state of New Hampshire.

I live in Vermont and commute on my bike into Hanover, NH where I work. Are there any bikers in New Hampshire who know more about this story or who would like to find out more and possibly work together to demand some explanation? Please tell us what you know and P.M. me if you'd like to pursue this issue.
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Without details it's hard to assess whether the driver's actions were criminal or not, and regardless wouldn't indicate some nefarious problem in the whole state of New Hampshire.

On the other hand, Ms. Kibler-Hacker probably has an excellent civil case against the driver.
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