[Update 7/31: Glastonbury police have charged Rep. Kehoe with "reckless use of the highway as a pedestrian." The driver of the truck was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as well as operating without a license and not carrying a valid insurance card.]
According to the Hartford Courant, Glastonbury police claim that Connecticut State Rep. Thomas Kehoe “ran into” a moving truck while jogging across an intersection last weekend. Apparently, the incredible force with which the 60-year-old state representative rammed into the 8,500-pound Ford F-350 pickup truck was enough to damage the truck’s side mirror and windshield. Kehoe suffered only a fractured rib and has been relaxing in a Hartford-area hospital since the incident.
Kehoe told the Courant that he entered the crosswalk while cross-traffic was stopped at a red light and that the driver was at fault. He said that the truck started moving quickly, adding that “the guy caught me with his fender” and the driver-side mirror hit him.
The Courant article mentions only at the end that the driver had an expired license and was not carrying a valid insurance card.
Tri-State wishes Rep. Kehoe, who sponsored the state’s “Complete Streets” bill, a speedy recovery and hopes to see him up and about jogging, cycling and fighting for safer streets in Connecticut soon.
Image: From Rep. Kehoe’s website.