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Jongewaard Loses Jail Sentence Appeal

jongewaard loses jail sentence appeal   Jongewaard Loses Jail Sentence Appeal

Chris Jongewaard, an Australian pro cross-country mountain biker, will remain in jail after he lost an appeal after being involved in a hit-and-run accident back in 2007. The accident involved Jongewaard’s former training partner, Matthew Rex. While celebrating Rex’s 22nd birthday, Jongewaard drove his car into Rex, leaving him with career-ending injuries; a broken back, fractured leg, broken hip, a punctured lung, internal bleeding, and severed arteries. “It’s a significant fact that, for all Mr. Jongewaard knew, he had left someone seriously injured and lying on the roadway, exposed to further damage from motor cars,” says Chief Justice John Doyle. Jongewaard will remain incarcerated until at least June 2010.

Via CyclingNews….

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David Sherman Memorial Ride Sunday, November 15th

david sherman memorial ride sunday november 15th   David Sherman Memorial Ride Sunday, November 15th

On Saturday, October 24th, Cyclist David Sherman was killed in a hit-and-run accident. The driver of the car was found still driving the same car days after the accident. She claimed that she hit a deer, but witnesses ensured that the driver, Grayson Dawson, was charged with felony hit and run and death by motor vehicle. Dawson, at the time of the accident, was driving on a revoked license for failing to appear in court more than two weeks earlier. She is currently out on a $5,000 bail. A memorial ride for David Sherman starts at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 15th, from the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital in downtown High Point, NC. Contributions will be accepted in David’s name at Yield to Life.

Via Bike Rumor….

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