Driver Who Hit Jogger, Catapulting Her 78 Feet, Was Driving With Suspended License After Causing Ten Other Accidents
20-year-old Haley Cremer was out for a jog last month when she was struck by a speeding SUV, catapulting her a horrifying 78 feet to her death. The worst part? The driver, Jeffrey Bickoff, was driving with a suspended license after being found at fault for ten other accidents.
Bickoff allegedly downed a few shots before the accident, which is probably the least shocking detail of this story.
At the arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Debi Curley described how Bickoff’s speeding Ford Explorer drove across a lane marker near the intersection of Hampton and Dogwood roads in Sharon and then ‘struck and catapulted Haley 78 feet to her death’ as she had stopped jogging to talk with a friend. Curley also says that Bickoff had consumed three liquor drinks before getting behind the wheel and that he should have been able to see Cremer before he hit her from a distance that is nearly the length of a football field.
“He drives between 45 and 50 miles an hour, claiming he wasn’t texting, claiming he didn’t drop a cigarette, claiming that he wasn’t distracted, yet we know that for 290 feet the defendant had visibility,” Curley said, the Boston Globe reports.
This was hardly an “accident.” Instead, it’s a case of an arrogant, reckless driver who doesn’t give a damn about anyone else on the road as long as he doesn’t get caught.