Police searching for Clarence hit and run driver

Full story: WIVB Buffalo

Investigators say 20-year-old Kyle Regan of Akron is in critical condition this hour.
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Drew Tidwell

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May 4, 2008
 
I hope the victim makes a full recovery. Our laws are set up to enable drunk drivers. If you flee the scene drunk, than report it at a later time (when sober) the penalty is much less- Felony vs. Misdemeanor.

Anyone recall the infamous Amherst attorney who killed a bicyclist on Sweet Home Road, sped off, and parked the car in his garage?
craig F

Allegany, NY

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#2
May 4, 2008
 
The young man is a son, father and brother... Pray for his whole family as well as him... O'm sure he was hit more than once...this family has seen a LOT of heartache the last few years.
Jennifer Evans

Buffalo, NY

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#3
May 4, 2008
 
How can anyone do that to someone who was brave enough to serve his country? The person who did this was as cold as a winter in Minnesota. I hope they catch the person. Unfortunately, they may only get a slap on the wrists. Talk about bad justice.
Kelly Roth

Buffalo, NY

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May 5, 2008
 
Kyle, Sam and Family Kyle is in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I also pray that the person who did this is man enough to come forward and except the responsibility of what he did.
Tim

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May 5, 2008
 
TLR wrote:
It seems that you should learn the facts before you decide to post a comment. It is believed that he had already been hit once and was hit a second time at that point. Try being a little more sensitve as he is a father, son and brother. It is odd to me that you would have such strong feelings about someone you obliously care little about or don't even know.
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Where are these so called facts that state he was hit twice? I don't see them!
Kaity

Kansas City, MO

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May 5, 2008
 
Tim-

Do you know Kyle? Have you ever talked to him, do you have any idea of the man that he is? He has a baby girl that he loves more than anything, and he is not the kind of person who is so selfish to take his own life and leave his family to deal with it. The reason that you don't see any "facts" that he was hit twice, is because he can't tell us what happened. He's fighting for his life right now, and you're throwing around these ridiculous theories which have no basis whatsoever. Let me say this again, Kyle was NOT trying to commit suicide, he has too much to live for. I know Kyle, I love Kyle, and right now I'm focused on praying that he heals and we'll find out later exactly what happened. What basis do you have to go around and put into someone else's head this negative image of my cousin, and how he was just trying to hurt the people that he loves and inflict pain on others? You have none, you're a very judgemental man and I feel sorry for the people that know and love you because they probably have no idea what you are really like.
Jennifer Evans

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May 5, 2008
 
This is to that fellow who refuses to feel any empathy for that poor kid. What if the same thing happened to you, and you were screaming for the driver's head? And has it occurred to you that he could have been injured or passed out? Before you judge harshly, think about this from all angles.
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May 5, 2008
 
Drew Tidwell wrote:
I hope the victim makes a full recovery. Our laws are set up to enable drunk drivers. If you flee the scene drunk, than report it at a later time (when sober) the penalty is much less- Felony vs. Misdemeanor.
Anyone recall the infamous Amherst attorney who killed a bicyclist on Sweet Home Road, sped off, and parked the car in his garage?
They allready changed that law. Get your facts straight. Or better yet go lay in the road.
North Park

Buffalo, NY

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May 5, 2008
 
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>Where are these so called facts that state he was hit twice? I don't see them!
Tim youre a complete insensitve jerk. How do you know he was trying to comitt suidice? You dont and you know you dont, stop being the prick you know you are. Its difficult, but I know you can do it!
Tim

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May 5, 2008
 
Kaity wrote:
Tim-
Do you know Kyle? Have you ever talked to him, do you have any idea of the man that he is? He has a baby girl that he loves more than anything, and he is not the kind of person who is so selfish to take his own life and leave his family to deal with it. The reason that you don't see any "facts" that he was hit twice, is because he can't tell us what happened. He's fighting for his life right now, and you're throwing around these ridiculous theories which have no basis whatsoever. Let me say this again, Kyle was NOT trying to commit suicide, he has too much to live for. I know Kyle, I love Kyle, and right now I'm focused on praying that he heals and we'll find out later exactly what happened. What basis do you have to go around and put into someone else's head this negative image of my cousin, and how he was just trying to hurt the people that he loves and inflict pain on others? You have none, you're a very judgemental man and I feel sorry for the people that know and love you because they probably have no idea what you are really like.
There are a ton of more questions that need to be answered and some we may never know, such as:

1.) Why was this man laying in the road at 3am?

2.) Provided he was struck by two different vehicles, what was he doing out so late on the road in the first place?

3.) Provided he was struck by two different vehicles, why are the Police only looking for one driver?

News stations across the state are calling this a "very bizzare" case. As of right now, nothing adds up and your theory of what happened is no better than mine. And to be frank, you have nothing to back up these so called "facts" of yours.
Kaity

Kansas City, MO

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May 5, 2008
 
Tim-

Actually my theory is better. Kyle was not trying to commit suicide, plain and simple. He had a fight with his girlfriend and he went on a walk to cool down, hence why he was out at 3 am. My sources are better than yours, because my information is coming from my family. Perhaps why the police are only looking for one driver at this time is because there is a witness to the one one driver. Until Kyle is able to tell us what happened, we're not going to know how he came to be lying on the road. Whether he had tripped and fallen, was hit by a vehicle, or what. But I dont really care about any of that right now. I care about the fact that he made it through the night, and that he's showing some positive signs of recovery. Kyle isn't crazy, he doesn't have some messed up problem in his head. He's a normal 20 year old living a normal life who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tim

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May 5, 2008
 
I don't wish harm to Kyle but his irresponsible actions of being out on a dark country road very late at night got him hurt and put many other lives in danger also.[QUOTE who="North Park"<quoted text>
then you go on the attack about the getting hit by two cars theory... Get over yourself. How about we hope this guy makes it so we can have some answers. And then form some kinda conclusion[/QUOTE]How about you people stop acting like you know more than the Police when you don't. Im my opinion, I thought he was trying to commit suicide but instead of being debated with the truth, I was bombarded with emotions and unsupported facts.

All the News article said was that a man was struck while laying in the middle of the road. Who the heck just lays in the road? Of course people are going to think this man was either trying to commit suicide or lost his mind!
Kaity

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May 5, 2008
 
Your theory is that he was trying to commit suicide. This coming from someone who doesn't know him. My facts are coming from his mother and his brother, and his girlfriend. Kyle and his girlfriend had a fight, he went for walk to cool off and was run over. That's the truth, that's not being "bombarded with emotions and unsupported facts." That is someone who knows to a reasonable degree what happened saying that you are wrong.
North Park

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May 5, 2008
 
Tim youre still doing it. AMAZING, it looks like youre reading my posts, you quote it but somehow its like youre not reading it... when did i ever say anything about knowing more than the police? I think it was you that claimed he was comitting suicide.- no? Is it you that knows more than the police and noone else? Im confused please explain.

You really need to check yourself before hitting "post comment".
Tim

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May 5, 2008
 
Kaity wrote:
Your theory is that he was trying to commit suicide. This coming from someone who doesn't know him. My facts are coming from his mother and his brother, and his girlfriend. Kyle and his girlfriend had a fight, he went for walk to cool off and was run over. That's the truth, that's not being "bombarded with emotions and unsupported facts." That is someone who knows to a reasonable degree what happened saying that you are wrong.
How can you know what happened when you said yourself that Kyle is not able to tell his story yet? The difference between me and you is that I'm calling my theory an opinion while you are calling yours a fact.
Call me what you will, I'm just looking for some answers.
Jason from Williamsville

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May 5, 2008
 
I love how everyone is assuming the truck that didn't stop knew he hit a person. Have you ever driven on a dark country road at night at 55-60mph, or are you all city people who are used to enough street lights that even at 2am the streets are lit up like noon?

Chances are the driver of the truck never even saw the guy and assumed he hit a small animal. You're not talking about some guy standing in the road who would have smashed up the truck and probably bounced off the windshield. You're talking about a skinny guy laying in the road. To a big pickup the bump going over him would feel no different than hitting some roadkill.

Everyone should just hope this guy recovers and let the cops do their job. Finding the car that ran him over really isn't going to change much since a guy laying in the middle of an unlit road at 3am is going to be the one at fault in the accident. Even a fresh out of law school lawyer could make the leaving the scene charges go away in a case like this.
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#21
May 5, 2008
 
I agree with Jason. I live in a rural area. I hate driving at night. It is VERY dark out on those roads, which by the way, are usually very curvy, wooded on both sides, and many times way to narrow. I don't know why the man was laying in the road, but I would suspect he had been hit by someone previous to the truck that allegedly hit him. Seems to be a very difficult way of committing suicide, so I really don't think that's what happened, but that is just my opinion. By the way, don't think that the media knows more or as much as the police do. They are often very wrong in their reporting of stories.
North Park

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May 5, 2008
 
Jason from Williamsville wrote:
I love how everyone is assuming the truck that didn't stop knew he hit a person. Have you ever driven on a dark country road at night at 55-60mph, or are you all city people who are used to enough street lights that even at 2am the streets are lit up like noon?
Chances are the driver of the truck never even saw the guy and assumed he hit a small animal. You're not talking about some guy standing in the road who would have smashed up the truck and probably bounced off the windshield. You're talking about a skinny guy laying in the road. To a big pickup the bump going over him would feel no different than hitting some roadkill.
Everyone should just hope this guy recovers and let the cops do their job. Finding the car that ran him over really isn't going to change much since a guy laying in the middle of an unlit road at 3am is going to be the one at fault in the accident. Even a fresh out of law school lawyer could make the leaving the scene charges go away in a case like this.
Jason, have you ever hit a human being with a vehicle? I hit a deer once and my car got destroyed. A human being and a pothole.....two totally different things. Its funny, you also make it sound like people who live in the city never make it to the country roads. Well let me inform you my friend that the horse and buggy concept is long gone. Nowadays us city folk use a mortorized vehicle to get ourselves around in...even in the night of the dark country roads! It can take you from state to state, not just for trolling around the city.. Its a wonderful invention...i think it all strated here in the United States with the invention of the Model T.
North Park

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#23
May 5, 2008
 
my guess is whoever hit him was intoxicated and thats why they didnt stop. Why the individual was laying the road in the first place, heaven knows..
Lulu

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#24
May 5, 2008
 
How about we take into consideration that a man is critically injured. Say some prayers for him and his family instead of speculating as to what happened.

Sure, there are unanswered questions- the how, the why, the who.

The most important thing right now is his recovery.

It couldn't have been that dark - one driver was able to see him and stopped to help. This person was able to give a description of the truck.

If you are the driver of that truck on that road, at that time and you really didn't see him then come forward - don't be such a coward.

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