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Action Alert: Support Patty Banks

Back in May 2019, cyclist Patty Banks was hit by a driver in Avon Lake and critically injured. The driver fled the scene. News stories outlined the search and quick apprehension of the driver (and location of the vehicle at a body shop), the subsequent arrest, and the court arraignment where driving privileges were reinstated. There was much media coverage at the time, and on site shows of support at the courthouse for Patty.

Avon Lake police search for vehicle that struck bicyclist

Woman arrested for Avon Lake hit-skip that left bicyclist injured

Woman arraigned in court after allegedly hitting bicyclist with car and fleeing

The charges at the time were: Failure to yield, reckless operation, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, assault, obstruction of official business, tampering with evidence and possession of criminal tools.

The form below is for those that would like to support Patty Banks during the next (planned) court date on February 16th, 2021. She has asked for a strong showing of support during this next phase of court proceedings. Please join this list if you want updates and can join us to show the strength of the cycling community.

We will send a Google Calendar invite/reminder to those that sign up, and provide more details as the date approaches.