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Friday, September 28, 2012

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.


At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wesley Gubbin, you actually drove into the oncoming traffic lane and sped past other cars that had stopped to allow Mr. Malloy to cross -? That's insane!

What were you thinking?!?!

An innocent man is dead. You are in prison for three and a half years.

Such a sad, sad, shame. Needless death and suffering for your reckless and careless act.


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