A Navy veteran struck from behind in Lakewood (southwest of Tacoma) is asking for the person who hit him to come clean. James “Jym” Kinney was biking home September 7 when the driver hit him and never stopped.
It’s been nearly a week since a Lakewood cyclist was injured in a hit and run. He’s now out of the ICU and talked to reporters from his room at Harborview Medical Center for the first time, urging the perpetrator to come forward.
“Do the right thing. Go to the police. Do what needs to be done,” he says.
Having the driver come forward would help him work toward forgiveness, he said. And he’s getting back on his bike as soon as he can:
“I’m working on being able to forgive. I’m really close to that. But everytime I hear ‘No leads,’” Kinney sighs. “There were no skid marks at all, the car just kept going. It makes (forgiveness) harder.”
Kinney says despite his injuries, he fully intends to get back on a bike.
“Life isn’t about the bike. The bike is about life,” he said.