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Medical bill: $20,000
Legal action: None. Hershey was too disoriented to jot down the license plate, and his companions didn't catch it before the hit-and-run driver left the scene.
Epilogue: With the help of the Missouri Bicycle Federation, Hershey pressed the police department about its response. When he called 911 at the scene, the dispatcher told him that he should come to the station if he wanted to file a report. Hershey was upset that the KCPD didn't send an officer to the scene of a hit-and-run. An investigation at the behest of former City Councilman John Fairfield found that the police had acted according to procedure because Hershey had said he didn't need an ambulance.
Stats: Boyles, a Shawnee resident, rides 5,000 miles a year and competes in races as long as 100 miles.
Crash: On Sunday, July 23, 2006, Boyles was cooling down from a 60-mile training ride, cruising down Oak Grove Road in Kansas City, Kansas. At 4:15 p.m., there was little traffic on the road. Boyles was wearing a bright-yellow jersey. As he was coming down the hill, he spotted a maroon sedan driving toward him in the opposite lane. Suddenly, without signaling, the vehicle turned into a driveway in front of him. Boyles slammed into the front passenger side of the car, tumbled across the windshield and flipped over the car and onto the pavement. The driver stopped, but Boyles says he was in too much pain to talk to the motorist. "I was yelling obscenities so much, he didn't have much of a chance to talk to me," Boyles says. A Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department unit arrived within five minutes, and Boyles was rushed from the scene by ambulance. At the University of Kansas Hospital, doctors treated a crushed lung and several fractured ribs as well as a broken knee, wrist and hip. He has spent nearly a year undergoing physical and occupational therapy.
Medical bill: Nearly $1 million
Insult to injury: His $2,500 bike was totaled.
Legal action: Driver David Hiatt acknowledged at the scene that he hit Boyles. (He declined to comment to The Pitch.) Police cited him for failing to yield and properly signal his turn. The two fines amounted to $130. Boyles says that wasn't enough: "It was completely unnecessary to ruin my body like that. He should be in jail."
Stats: Hammond lived just east of Benton Boulevard. One of his main modes of transportation was a red-and-black Huffy Canyon.