Police searching for Clarence hit and...

Police searching for Clarence hit and run driver

There are 91 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from May 4, 2008, titled Police searching for Clarence hit and run driver. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

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

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Pittsford, NY

#89 May 8, 2008
I went to High School with Kyle and He was always such a nice caring person. It is horrible that this had to happen to such a great guy. I live near where the accident took place and it is very dark out there at night. Anything could have happened, and while it may not have been the best idea to go walking in the dark so late Akron/Clarence is a very safe area and I could understand why he would think nothing of going out so late.


#90 Jun 10, 2008
I am the mother of the young lady that witnessed Kyle being run over.It is a nightmare for everyone concerned and some of the comments are incredibly ignorant and void of fact and reason.Where the hell is the driver of the truck and why no arrest.I was driving on the thruway last week and had no choice but to run over an already dead raccoon.Right as I did I was ACUTELY aware of the fact that I was running over something.I drive a large SUV.This event impacted my daughters life and I am at a loss to explain to her why no one is in custody for this horrific crime.I will never forget the phone call at 3:00 A.M. and the sound of terror in her voice describing the headlights on Klye in the road and seeing the oncoming truck and knowing what she was about to see.I sense a deal is being worked out with some pricey attorneys.Shame on you driver - I am sure you are reading these blogs.
Questions from Clarence

Vineburg, CA

#91 Jul 1, 2008
First off, considering the attacks on this board, I don't want to be accused of stirring the pot. I just have questions about the resolution of this case.

Was Kyle able to pull through? I spoke with one of the troopers on the scene and he said it was the most horrific damage he'd ever seen done to a person that survived. My thoughts and prayers are with Kyle and his family.

The way I understand it, Kyle was drinking (at 20yrs old - was anyone in the bar arrested for serving a minor???) and got into a fight with his girlfriend. He decided to walk home - Akron is about 3 miles from Swormsville. Near the intersection of Stahley and County, he laid down (since he was likely drunk, he may not have realized he was in the street). "Mom"'s daughter (above) saw him lying in the road as she drove by on County Rd, turned around to see if she can help and as she was coming back to Kyle, saw him get run over by a dark, full-size pickup truck that did not stop. Luckily for Kevin, a trooper happened to be coming down County within a minute or two already and got there before a 911 call went out.

IN MY OPINION, Kyle was drinking underage and walking down a dark road (not winding as some have described it - that section of County is pretty open and straight with good visibility). In an intoxicated state, he laid down and got run over. The driver of the truck that hit him was likely also drunk and did not stop.

Since I have seen no news on this story in over a month, I was hoping to get an update on where this case stands...

Since: Jul 08

Kansas City, MO

#92 Jul 1, 2008
I am Kyle's cousin and I can tell you that he is still alive, though still in a tremendous amount of pain and having a long road to recovery still ahead of him. Here recently, he has faced some battles, and has been in and back out of trauma ICU because of it, but he's a fighter and is refusing to give up. The doctors have said numerous times that his injuries were catastrophic and Kyle truly was blessed to have lived. As to why he was lying in the road, is still unknown. The doctors said when he first came to the hospital that his injuries are consistant with being hit from the front, so there is a possibility that he was hit twice. He could have tripped and fallen, he could have passed out, I'm not really sure. I live in Missouri and spent some time in New York right after the accident, however, Kyle was heavily sedated while I was there, and I have not asked my aunt about the issue.

As far as where the legal case stands, I have absolutly no idea. The last I knew, everything was under investigation and that was all that we were told.
Questions from Clarence

Vineburg, CA

#93 Jul 1, 2008
It is good to know he is still battling through it! My sincere thoughts and prayers are for him and your family!

It is tough to believe that they cannot find the pickup. Clarence/Akron is not that large an area (population-wise) and someone driving at 3am would most likely be local. You'd think they would be able to find the driver.

I'm not saying that I think it was a definite hit&run in 2nd degree (no intent, but driver realizing what he'd done and leaving scene intentionally)- County can be dark and it was late. But there was another driver that clearly saw that Kyle was lying on the road and had turned around to assist prior to the accident.

I hope your family can get resolution on this one!

Since: Jul 08

Kansas City, MO

#94 Jul 1, 2008
Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers!
I actually do believe that they have the driver (and from my understanding, there were 2 other passangers) and the vehicle. I was in Akron for a week right after the accident and while I was there, they had the pickup and driver. As far as anythign from there goes, I'm not sure. And there was absolutly no way they didn't know they hit Kyle, unless they were too drunk or stoned to know.
I hope we get resolution on this one too, but even more so, that Kyle can just get through this and come home to his little girl! Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers!
kyle regan

Rochester, NY

#96 Dec 13, 2010
iam the man the myth the legend. thank you to my family who supported me thru this incident and for being such a close family, a big screw you to all those who would rather speculate than just say a prayer for a young man who was fighting for his life because of someone else's careless actions. to those who are concerned, facebook me to find out how ive recovered. Kyle Regan.
god bless
kyle regan

Brimfield, MA

#97 Dec 7, 2012
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>Because the truth matters. Multiple people almost died that night and this event will have a tremendous impact on a lot of people. To not be concerned with the facts, is to be ignorant.<quoted text>The only "trash talk" I see is the name calling coming from yourself and others. Grow up.
"Multiple people"=WRONG-ONE PERSON/ME!!!

Buffalo, NY

#98 Dec 7, 2012
kyle regan wrote:
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"Multiple people"=WRONG-ONE PERSON/ME!!!
Eat shi'ite you whiney biotch

Kansas City, MO

#99 Dec 8, 2012
I'd just like to apologize to Tim for refusing to listen to his logic. Now that time has passed, I realize he was probably correct in his assumption that Kyle's intent that night was to commit suicide. Either that, or he was simply looking for attention, hoping his girlfriend would spot him, feel bad, and make up with him.
KT WingNut

North Tonawanda, NY

#101 Dec 8, 2012
Angel ot Tbird wrote:
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Kyle is a defective cretin
Kyle should let me turn his face into creamed corn with a side-order of knuckle gravy.

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