Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am
“[District Attorney] Allgood said his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the media reported his determination last week.”
— from NEMS360.com story;
‘DA reopens biking case after outcry’
An update on that tragic case from Mississippi we shared last week:
Here’s the latest from NEMS360.com (emphasis mine):
District Attorney Forrest Allgood will reopen his investigation of the May 22 car-on-bicycle accident in Clay County amid mounting pressure from the state’s cycling community.
Allgood said Monday his team will interview witnesses of the crash that left Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan comatose for a month. Their statements could change his initial opinion that motorist Robbie Norton committed no felony acts when she hit Morgan and then ran over her a second time…
… Allgood said his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the media reported his determination last week.
This is indeed good news to folks who live and ride in Mississippi — and to people everywhere who were shocked at the outcome of this case. How could a woman hit someone, get out of her car, see the victim lying in the road, get back in her car, run over the person again and take off – only to be wrestled from her car by witnesses (and while talking on a cell phone the entire time) and only be charged with a misdemeanor?
Hopefully, with a more extensive review of the case by DA Allgood, we’ll find out.
Jan Morgan’s husband David, who has been blogging about his wife’s condition and the legal case, seems to have faith in DA Allgood. On his blog yesterday, Mr. Morgan wrote:
I have talked to a very close friend of mine who tells me Mr Allgood takes very seriously what he does and truly wants to do the right thing… I will be patient and await his reevaluation of the situation.
Read more at NEMS360.com.