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Bicyclist Suffers Spinal Injuries After Being Hit By Driver; Driver Angry About Dented Car

| by Lina Batarags

After 21-year-old Kimberly Davis allegedly hit a bicyclist while texting and driving, she reportedly parked the car more than 300 feet away from the victim and refused to offer him help.

Although Davis called emergency responders, not much else about her reaction after the Sept. 20 incident seems correct.

Never mind that the bicyclist suffered a spinal fracture, had to undergo spinal surgery, and would spend the next three months in the hospital; the Australian had other things to worry about.

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a responding officer two days after the collision.

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“I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car,” Davis continued. “I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”

On Monday, Davis pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500.

According to phone records, she had been texting with seven different phone numbers as she drove. Police reported that she had used her phone 44 times while driving before striking the bicyclist from behind.

After her license was suspended, she posted an insightful life lesson to her Facebook wall: “Never speed and do bad things so you lose your license kiddies! This sucks.”

When her friends wrote back empathetic comments, Davis’ response was a flippant, “…all good it was coming since I got them keys!”

Although Davis originally expected to get her license back in May, a judge suspended her license for another nine months on Monday.

The injured cyclist’s wife expressed deep disappointment that Davis’ license wasn’t suspended for longer.

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