Charges upgraded in alleged hit-and-run
I learned to today that on Nov. 15 the Lake County state’s attorney charged Thomas Lynch with four felonies in connection with September’s alleged attack on the St. Mary’s Road paceline.
He appeared in court Monday and was released on a recognizance bond.
The charges are:
leaving an accident involving injuries, reckless driving and two counts of aggravated battery.
His next court appearance will be a “status date” hearing on Dec. 11. This a procedural hearing, and victims and supporters are not expected to attend.
As one of the 17 victims, I am thrilled with this development. Special thanks go to the state’s attorney’s office for recognizing the seriousness of the incident, as well as to all concerned cyclists who wrote letters and e-mail on our behalf.
I’ll also reiterate my hope that this case highlights the need for all of us, cyclists and drivers alike, to share the road safely and courteously.