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Monday, September 12, 2005
  Damn Bicyclists, slow moving menaces
BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "A bicyclist was charged with manslaughter after he ran through a stop sign and struck and killed a 71-year-old woman, police said Monday.

Jean Calder died at Good Samaritan Hospital after she was struck Friday night as she crossed a street at an unmarked crosswalk, Corvallis police Capt. Ron Noble said.

Christopher A. Lightning, 51, was charged with manslaughter and reckless driving.

'A car and a bicycle are both vehicles and if they are operated in a way that could be criminal, then charges are filed equally in both situations,' Noble said. 'He was going right through a stop sign.'

Lightning was being housed in Benton County jail with bail set at $57,500. He will be given a court-appointed lawyer at his arraignment in Benton County. "
 
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