Sad news today
Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, of Ellicott City, had been in a coma due to an irreversible brain injury since the incident. He died Wednesday morning.
Krasnopoler was riding his bike in the bike lane on West University Parkway on Feb. 26 when police said 83-year-old Jeanette Walke crossed into the bike lane as she was about to turn into her driveway and hit Krasnopoler, trapping him under her car.
Walke was cited in April for negligent driving and failure to yield the right-of-way to a bicyclist. Each violation carried a $500 fine and three points on a driver's license.
Officials said no further charges will be filed in light of the 20-year-old's death.
Are three points even enough to lose your license?
Update: Her actual fine was only $220, "about half the amount she could have been penalized has a police officer not made a mistake in writing the citations, without appearing in court" but
a lawyer for the family said the 83-year-old driver who struck Krasnopoler has agreed to forfeit her license.
She also paid a "significant" settlement. "In an unusual twist, the attorney said the settlement comes from the defendant's own assets as well as her insurance company's."