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Bicyclist's Death in University City Prompts Charges

Emily C. Hagan is facing a count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed Samuel Scott, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

A woman has been charged in connection with the accident that killed bicyclist Samuel Scott on the Delmar Loop in earlier this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday.

Quoting from the Post-Dispatch article:

"(Emily C.) Hagan, 30, of the 400 block of North Clay Avenue, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated."

Learn what court documents say about the case and find out more about Hagan's appearance Thursday at the St. Louis County Jail in the complete Post-Dispatch article.

More about the death of Samuel Scott on Patch:

Juanita Carl April 21, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I am very sorry to hear about Mr Scott, and his family has my sympathy. I hope that other cyclists will remember that their two wheels do not make them immune to the rules of the road. Ten or 15 years I was driving east on Delmar and stopped at Big Bend in the right turn lane for a red light: I was signalling a right turn onto Big Bend When the light changed, just as I was moving my foot from the brake peddle to the accelerator, a bicycle whizzing past me ON THE RIGHT and went straight across Big Bend on Delmar. It was immediately followed by another cyclist who did the same thing. My foot had already returned to the brake peddle and after they were past, I made my right turn. I realize that the bicyclist is entitled to have a lane on the street; however, I think that he/she should occupy a line appropriate to his intention and direction and not ignore the traffic rules
Keith Roper April 21, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I also share Juanita's sympathy and sorrow. I think it also important to remind people that it's UNSAFE TO DRINK & RIDE A BICYCLE!
Nora April 21, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I wish people felt less emboldened to criticize cyclists when cyclists become victim of careless and drunk drivers. What evidence is there that Samuel Scott did anything other than bike home after his night shift? Meanwhile, we know that Hagan's BAC level was .262, and at that level of impairment she would have exhibited severe motor impairment, loss of consciousness, and memory blackout. Let's focus on the clear problem in this situation: a drunk behind the wheel, and not cast hints that this cyclist was somehow to blame.
Nora April 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM
And much more recently than that, a driver cut me off on a bike and hit me in Forest Park, because he thought that he could get around me and turn right while I continued to go straight on the road (this was going east on Lagoon, where the road goes straight but also goes right up to the Art museum). He claimed that he thought I was also going to go right "because I would have signaled if I was going straight." Since when do any drivers signal that they are going to proceed in a straight line instead of signaling that they are going to go right? Beyond that, he could have avoided hitting me entirely if he'd not tried to get in front of me with only 15 feet to make the turn (I was cycling on the right side of the road, no more than five feet from the curb, and I signal all turns). Fortunately, I was able to get back on my bike after he clipped me, whereas Mr. Scott was not so lucky. So drivers should ALSO occupy a line appropriate to their intentions and direction, and not ignore the traffic rules.
Sue Hawkins April 25, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Where in this article did it say that he wasn't following the rules of the road? She was drunk! More than three times the legal limit!!! What is wrong with you? Why would comment on this tragic death that was neither involuntary or an accident and make into something about yourself? She killed a 19 year old by choosing to drink and drive. His family and friends will forever mourn his loss because of her choice.
Sue Hawkins April 25, 2012 at 03:54 AM
I agree Nora. Instead of focusing on the fact that a seriously impaired driver killed a young man people are trying to find a way to blame the victim.
Christiane Carlsson April 26, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Wow. What a ridiculous and inappropriate story to share in the context of a drunk driver killing a bicyclist. So out of line. You should be ashamed of yourself. Christiane Carlsson

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