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Driver in June bicyclist death remains held without bond

Original post made on Sep 12, 2013

Cody Hall, the young driver who ran down and killed bicyclist Diana Hersevort on June 9, will remain in jail pending a new bail hearing now set for Oct. 7.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:15 PM

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

This is a sad story of no help for a young man you had no life guard in his gene pool. We hear about the father demonstrating behaviors not unlike his son (genetics?) but not one word about the mother or if she was involved in his life. I believe there were at least a few that knew this young man had issues and nothing was done. Steep learning curse to get help this way.


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Posted by Dave Tabor
a resident of Danville
on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:16 am

This is what happens when you put bike lanes too close to traffic. I have personally seen a half dozen bikers be knocked down and dragged under cars. Mostly because the bikers are NOT following the rules of the road. I see bikers all the time who run red lights and act like they don't have to follow the rules. This is a tragic story that is ending with two lives destroyed. I feel sorry for this young man. He shouldn't be charged with murder. Bikes are NOT cars. They need to get rid of the bike lanes. Bikers should be using the iron horse trail or other trails for safety.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

@Dave T - Unfortunately, it isn't possible to get from point A to point B only taking Iron Horse Road, unless you live next to the access point or you drive there, which defeats the purpose for most of us who ride. I do agree, that many bikers don't follow the rules of the road, and they take unnecessary chances that put them and others at risk. That is a really unfortunate.

However, in this case, the fault is clearly in this young man's corner:
"Police estimated Hall was doing 83 miles an hour, more than twice the legal limit, in a 2004 silver Dodge Neon when he lost control after passing a car on double yellow line and attempting to pull back into his lane."

I agree with Bill, this is incredibly sad. Two families are dealing with a horrible reality, easily avoided with this young man following the rules of the road himself.


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Posted by huh?
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

Dave Tabor - seriously - you've seen a half dozen bikers be knocked down and literally dragged under cars? Do you have a tendency to exaggerate (or better yet just make stuff up)? Your credibility is suspect... (which means everything you say is nonsense or a flatout lie)


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

As a former teenager who once pushed the limits of my machine and man, I can empathize all too much with young Cody who, but for the grace of God, is walking a path I narrowly avoided. The difference between Cody's fate and mine, and that of millions of other current and former teenage drivers is luck. This story is lacking in malice. Where is the intent and forethought necessary to bring murder or homicide charges? Aren't we delivering one tragedy on top of another in this case? Does anyone believe that throwing the book at Cody will somehow cause next year's crop of teen drivers to reconsider before they test the speed limits in their pursuit of adrenaline and freedom?

As for the victims, with whom I have more in common today, in my later years, I can only express my sympathies knowing that again, but for the grace of God, they could be me. I am fortunate to have survived my motorcyclist vs. car encounter by luck and grateful for that. But even having been the victim, I don't want to live in a society where we imprison people for life based on luck or lack thereof. I wouldn't wish that for the driver in my case or any other. I hope reasonable heads prevail at Cody's trial.


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