Official Cleared in Cyclist Death
"Official Cleared in Cyclist Death"
Our client was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it. Our client faced a four-year prison term if convicted. The charges were related to a cyclist being fatally struck by a car while on his way to work.
Under cross-examination, a witness who had been driving behind the defendant admitted to seeing metal flying, but did not see the car in front of them strike a person on a bicycle. The witness also testified in questioning by Mr. DuBois that if they had seen a person struck by a vehicle that they would have pulled over and called for help.
The evidence presented by Mr. DuBois showed the court that the stormy weather conditions of that evening, as well as the lighting at the scene of the incident played a critical role in the facts of the case. DuBois also stated that the defendant had contacted authorities within 75 minutes of the incident and reported what she believed had transpired.
Our client was found not guilty for the crime of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it.