Why is there no outcry from the activist community over this? Why hasn't there even been an article discussing it? Last month when bicyclists were injured/killed by vehicles and fleeing drivers the contributors to this site were up in arms. Now that a young child has been hit there is silence. Here are parts of the news story on this case.
"A seven-year-old boy is recovering from a fractured skull after getting hit by a bicyclist who took off before police arrived.
Dustin Keller's father says the boy should be alright, even though he may need to undergo another surgery for a crushed vertebrae."
Even though kids can be fragile these are some serious injuries. He must have been hit pretty hard.
""The group was headed across the street. Dustin went ahead to hit the crosswalk button, still on the sidewalk. That's when it happened," Keller explained.
A large man on a mountain bike collided with Dustin and the handlebar hit him in the head, according to witnesses. The boy was caught under the bike and dragged about 30 feet.
How does a bicyclist drag a little boy 30 feet and not realize that he is doing so. As laughable as it is to consider that a vehicle driver could do this, it is unbelievable that a bike rider wouldn't notice.
"He went clear out into the center lane, and there's a two-lane road there," Keller said. "He was out in the center lane when this guy finally flipped off him, so he went for quite a ride." "
"Witnesses said the hit-and-run suspect was a white male, about 30 years old, weighing 230 pounds, about 6'2" tall with dark, curly hair. He was riding a dark green mountain bike. "
Police are looking for a suspect. There is a reward offered. Know anyone that meets this description? I would think that knowing this jerk was taken off the streets would be reward enough.