A Princeton, Indiana family is seeking justice as their 24-year-old son recovers from a horrific, near-death bike accident near Evansville. ‘It’s not fair. They left my son to die on the side of the road like a dog.’
It all stems from an incident in late April. The young Princeton man was riding his bike with a friend along U.S. 41, in Gibson County, when an approaching car swerved off the highway and slammed into him. The car fled the scene – a hit-and-run.
The young man was severely hurt, left with a broken back, chest, and neck and with bruised lungs. He was swiftly airlifted to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. After spending over a week in intensive care, he only recently started breathing on his own, but his family was by his side the entire time. ‘I thought he was going to die and that I was going to lose him.’
But the anonymous hit-and-run driver didn’t stay anonymous for long. Indiana State Police have admitted that a woman did in fact call and said that she believed she was the one that hit the young man. Despite her admission, there has been no arrest, and no files charged.
And the family of the victim is understandably upset. ‘What more do they need? I’m very angry,’ the mother has said. The sister added, ‘I don’t understand why they wouldn’t put a person like that behind bars; why they’re letting a person like that just walk around.’
Indiana State Police have cited the fact that the cyclist was riding at night and didn’t have the required reflectors on his bike as a potential reason for the accident. The law states that ‘a bicycle operated on a highway from one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise must be equipped with the following: A lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front, as well as, a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet.’
The Princeton family doesn’t buy that as an excuse for leaving their son to die on the side of the road. The police claim that the case has been sent to Gibson County prosecutors’ office.
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Source. IN.gov, “http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=55511&information_id=111438&type=&syndicate=syndicate,” April 25, 2012.
Source. TristateHomepage.com, “http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext-news/?nxd_id=510362,” David Shepherd, May 4, 2012.