The answer: Lawyers.
Bo Hu was riding or walking his bike along Dougherty Road in Dublin, CA last Tuesday night when the driver of a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 hit and killed Hu. The driver fled the scene.
The high impact crash left enough wreckage at the scene that police were able to identify the year, make and model of the vehicle. Police found the heavily damaged vehicle at the home of Spencer Smith in San Ramon, CA and arrested him for felony hit-and-run.
Normally, any story involving cyclists — even when the cyclist is the victim — brings out finger wagging haters and kooks who blame cyclists for all of societies problems. This story has a twist, however: the alleged perpetrator is an attorney. He was driving a brand new Mercedes Benz.
So the newspaper website commenters have directed their anger toward the driver. Here’s my favorite:
As a person who regularly complains about cyclists, I am happy they got this guy and just is swiftly and carried.