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Old 10-20-2015, 10:24 AM
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Local Cyclist Injured: Petition

This has been all over the local news and we could sure use your help to get the petition signed. Maniacs on the road, please be careful friends.

http://news4sanantonio.com/m/news/fe...l#.ViZb7Nad422

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https://www.change.org/p/nicholas-ni...=new_signature
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:50 AM
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So no license, no insurance, using methadone, not paying attention, and possibly eating or texting while driving... yet "the driver is not charged in the accident and was cooperating with deputies."

Hopefully that last part changes soon.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:42 PM
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The driver is always the "victim". Lets hope the investigation leads to the charges soon.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:43 PM
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Signed.

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Old 10-20-2015, 12:54 PM
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Every time I read about something like I have a Lewis Black conniption fit.
Hope Mr. Lampe gets better soon.

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SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County Sheriff's Office investigators say the driver of a pickup truck who hit and critically injured a cyclist on Saturday did not have a valid driver's license, and she had received a methadone treatment before the crash. The cyclist, identified as 49-year-old John Henry Lampe, is in serious but stable condition at University Hospital after the accident on Blanco Road, near Camp Bullis. It's a popular spot for cyclists, especially on a weekend morning.

"Right there was the point of impact. This is where the cyclist was," Wayne Ferguson said Monday afternoon while pointing to a white spray paint mark on the shoulder. "This would be where she ran off the road back here."

Ferguson is an avid cyclist and member of the Trailblazers cycling group. He's also retired from the San Antonio Police Department.

"Being that I have investigated numerous accidents, I looked at the scene and I could tell this was not right."

He rushed out to the crash site after 8 a.m. Saturday morning when he heard the sirens. He studied the scene where a pickup truck had hit a cyclist.

"It traveled 230 feet before it hit a culvert and brakes were never put on, until maybe five feet before it hit the culvert," he explained.


The speed limit there is 55 miles per hour. Investigators say the pickup driver had drifted off the road and she did not have a license or insurance, and she had just received a methadone treatment at a drug treatment center.

"It's something she has received treatment for several months however, some of the side effects could have possibly contributed to the crash. That's something our investigators are working to figure out now," explained BCSO spokesperson James Keith.

An online petition at change.org supports prosecuting the driver and the petition claims she was texting and driving. However, an investigator said the driver was eating not texting. An accident report says driver inattention was a factor. The driver is not charged in the accident and was cooperating with deputies, but the sheriff's office still investigating.

"I hope that our district attorney [Nico] LaHood looks at this really close and will do something about it," Ferguson said.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:06 PM
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So no license, no insurance, using methadone, not paying attention, and possibly eating or texting while driving... yet "the driver is not charged in the accident and was cooperating with deputies."

Hopefully that last part changes soon.
Indeed. This is incomprehensible.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:11 PM
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Every time I read about something like I have a Lewis Black conniption fit.
Hope Mr. Lampe gets better soon.

Yessir. I am the same way, I think it's rubbed off on my wife because now when a cyclist is injured as a result of some clown's negligence, she is just as furious!
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:26 PM
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One would think that this would help motivate them to press charges:

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Ferguson is an avid cyclist and member of the Trailblazers cycling group. He's also retired from the San Antonio Police Department.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:49 PM
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Regarding the methadone treatment:

When I have had certain outpatient surgeries, the staff refuses to release me unless I sign a document certifying I have a ride home; I am not permitted to drive myself home. To verify that condition, they escort me to the car.

So if it's not permissible to drive after receiving methadone treatment, why aren't the same procedures followed at clinics where methadone is administered? I don't know the answer but, does methadone affect driving behavior?
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:43 PM
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Signed. Sending thoughts to him and his family.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:38 PM
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wow, scary, it's in my neck of the woods. Been on that route before. SA doesn't have a record of prosecuting this kind of incident. won't be surprised if it's seen as an accident. there would have to be video and even then it's iffy. signed the petition.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:17 PM
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wow, scary, it's in my neck of the woods. Been on that route before. SA doesn't have a record of prosecuting this kind of incident. won't be surprised if it's seen as an accident. there would have to be video and even then it's iffy. signed the petition.

I'm south of SA on 35 in Devine and often ride into SA. If I avoided roads notorious for cyclist/automobile incidents, I wouldn't be able to ride! It's a damn sad reality. Let me know if your down my way amigo!
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:34 AM
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This has been all over the local news and we could sure use your help to get the petition signed. Maniacs on the road, please be careful friends.

http://news4sanantonio.com/m/news/fe...l#.ViZb7Nad422

Petition:

https://www.change.org/p/nicholas-ni...=new_signature
Little miffed the petition then asks for $ tho..signed. AND just got some junque email...oh well...but did sign.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:10 AM
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Little miffed the petition then asks for $ tho..signed. AND just got some junque email...oh well...but did sign.
I had the same thing happen with the last petition I signed through the same host. Just have to unsubscribe from their list. Signed as well.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:49 AM
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I had the same thing happen with the last petition I signed through the same host. Just have to unsubscribe from their list. Signed as well.
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10-4, it would be nice if they asked first, is all but it's the interweb, politeness need not apply.
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