It’s been two years since the Oklahoma cycling community was shocked by two bicycle fatalities in less than 48 hours both involving long time cyclists. One of those incidents involved the hit-and-run killing of Alan Spencer. The driver in that crash has never been identified and police now consider the case a cold one. As the anniversary of the crash approaches, the Spencer family repeats their plea for information in the case and for the driver of the car to come forward:
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The family believes that a black or dark truck or SUV with a black guard may have hit and killed Alan Spencer. If you have any information involving this incident, you should call CrimeStoppers at (405)-235-7300. You can remain anonymous.
Sad news to mark my return to blogging, a man on a bicycle was struck from behind in a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning:
A hit-and-run incident left a Norman man seriously injured Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Troopers said Brian Dressler, 32, was struck from behind about 4 a.m. while riding his bicycle on the shoulder of the Interstate 35 bridge over the Canadian River in Cleveland County.
via Norman bicyclist was knocked off Canadian River bridge | NewsOK.com.
Dressler and his bike then fell 25 feet from the top of the bridge. He was transported to Norman Regional Hospital where he was last listed as being in serious condition. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information on this crash to contact them at 405-425-2323 or *55 on their cellphone.
While this is a clear-cut case of a hit-and-run crash, I am curious about what the rules are about cyclists being on Interstates? Not that I ever want to ride on one . . .
I’m a little late on this one, but News 9 has a well made Christmas time story on the Alan Spencer Hit-and-Run case and a continued plea for any information regarding the driver in this case:
As a reminder, there is a $6,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in this case. If anyone knows anything about this tragic event, they should contact Crimestoppers at: 405-236-7300.
News9 is reporting on the families personal investigation into the hit-and-run killing of Alan Spencer three weeks ago:
In the three weeks since the crash no one has come forward with information regarding the crash and now the Spencer family is desperate for answers. Today, friends and family, with help from the community, are gathering at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in an effort to gather information about that day.
via Family Searches for Answers in Bicyclists Hit-And-Run Death – News9.com
I’m hopeful that someone will eventually step forward and do the right thing, but after this long it is becoming more and more unlikely . . .