Delaware On-line -- The DuPont Co. manager charged with killing a bicyclist this month in Hockessin and fleeing the scene has waived a preliminary hearing and his case will be bound over to Superior Court pending indictment.
|Phillip Bishop (photo from WNJ)|
Phillip Bishop, 27, an aspiring teacher who worked at PureBread Deli in Greenville, was "lawfully riding his bicycle" home from work when was was struck and killed about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 12 on Brackenville Road, about a mile from his house in Stuyvesant Hills. Bishop was wearing his helmet with a head lamp, flashlight and his bike had a rear flashing red marker light. [Continue reading ...]
Poster's note: If the sentence carries no jail time in a case like this, it sends a clear message that, as long as you're in a car, it's open season on bicyclists and pedestrians. Amy Wilburn, Chair of the Delaware Bicycle Council, is following this story (and that of Eloy Sandoval-Mateoz) very closely and will provide case updates. A call to action may be necessary. Stay tuned.
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