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Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.

The stories about how people conduct themselves out on the road never cease to amaze me. Automobile drivers continuing on with a bike or even person stuck to their vehicle after a collision and claiming ignorance are unfortunately not unheard of, but this report from The Herald Times Reporter takes it to a whole other level with the cyclist stuck in the driver’s windshield, and actually talking with the driver as he sped away from the crash.

[Steven] Gove said he was returning home from delivering 275 Lakeshore Chronicles, when the next thing he knew he was upside down in the car. “I was conscious for the whole time,” Gove said.

“Everything was in the car except for my knees and feet. I turned to him and said, ‘Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle,’” he said. “I had no idea at all why he wasn’t acknowledging me.”

The driver finally noticed Gove after he stopped at his residence in the 1100 block of South 13th Street.

“He looked at me and said ‘Who are you? What are you doing in the car?’” Gove said. “He started freaking out: ‘I’m going to jail, I’m going to jail.’”

After the driver locked the car doors and went home, Gove was able to pull himself into the car.

Read the whole story and see an interview with Steven Gove at www.htrnews.com

2 Comments

  1. NYCeWheelsJanuary 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    This is incredible. He drove home with the cyclist in the windshield, and didn’t notice? Must have been some drugs involved. Hard to believe, although this does exemplify the way cars treat cyclists in general… – Jack

  2. BrianFebruary 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This isn’t very far from me, and unfortunately is only one of numerous hit and runs recently. Outside of Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin can be downright hostile to cyclists. Sadly, even the news often ignores these stories until days later.

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