Cyclist stuck in windshield: 'Hi, I'm the guy you hit'

MANITOWOC, Wis. (Des Moines Register) - A Wisconsin man who became lodged in thewindshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver andsaid, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle."

The driver didnot respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting anothervehicle before he arrived home, the cyclist, Steven Gove, told HTR Mediaabout the Jan. 18 incident.

The man finally noticed Gove, 56, when he stopped the car outside his home.

"Helooked at me and said 'Who are you? What are you doing in the car?' "Gove said. "He started freaking out: 'I'm going to jail, I'm going tojail.' "

The man then locked the car doors and went into his home.Gove, whose body had gone most of the way through the windshield, thenpulled his knees and feet into the car.

"I righted myself and got out," he said. "I unlocked the passenger's side door and started walking down the street."

Awitness had called police, who found Gove as he was walking and tookhim to a hospital. Doctors removed glass from Gove's eyes and treatedhim for other cuts to the head and leg.

The driver, a 20-year-oldManitowoc man, was found at the home and treated at a hospital for aserious cut to the hand. He hadn't been formally charged as of Tuesdaymorning, but he was facing several preliminary charges, includingsuspicion of drunken driving, suspicion of hit-and-run causing injuryand suspicion of failing to render aid.

Gove, a newspaper carrier, was shocked that the driver didn't see him on his three-wheeled delivery bike.

"Iwas wearing my blue overcoat with my neon reflective vest," Gove said."I had my front and rear flashers on. I have no idea why he didn't seeme."


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