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So my colleague’s wife was walking on the Broadway bridge last Tuesday (2nd) and was hit by a bicyclist. She was hit so hard that she suffered a fractured skull, subdural hematoma, dislocated shoulder and 6 fractured vertebra. She has since become paralyzed in her arm. The bicyclist fled the scene after briefly stopping and telling someone else to call 911.
I was wondering if you have any connections or know of a way to find out through the bicycling community to try and identify the guy? He was male and they are trying to put together a better description from the guy who stopped (not involved in the crash) and saw him but they haven’t made any real headway. His bike probably suffered heavy damage.
The police seem to have little interest in the case because he was not driving a motor vehicle but obviously she will have some pretty astronomical hospital costs. I’m not sure if there is some underground bicycle crew you could relay this to or if something like that exists. Do you know what the law is in this case? It seems like it would be at the very least assault.
— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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