Driver Sentenced in Death of Bicyclist
This is an update about a tragedy that occured in the Ward several months ago. Wesley Gubbin, the driver who hit and killed a bicyclist named Thomas Malloy on West River Parkway, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.
According to witnesses, Gubbin was speeding down the oncoming lane of the parkway in order to pass other drivers who had conscientiously stopped for Mr. Malloy to cross the street. He did not stop after hitting and killing Mr. Malloy.
It's good to see that there have been consequences in this case, and I hope it is a reminder to the rest of us to drive carefully and cede right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists. Keeping everyone safe is worth taking a little extra time.