Bicyclist's Family: Charge Other Driver, Too
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 18, 2009 3:20PM
Jepson Livingston, photo via The Trib
Jepson's uncle, Edward Ziemba, said:
"It's useless. Someone lost their life over two idiots...Everybody involved, including the (driver) in the other van, should face justice. I was handling this really well until I saw the video and I see these people walking nonchalantly out of their van, no compassion about my nephew who is laying on the ground dying, and they don't care."
Pryor's relatives agree. His brother told the Tribune: "The police are taking him out of the situation and making him a victim to trump up charges against my brother." Police are still investigating and refused to say if there would be additional charges in the case.
As for the cause? ABC 7 reports:
During the court hearing Thursday, officials said Pryor had just purchased a vehicle another man wanted. That other man ran into Pryor minutes earlier and confronted him about it. Pryor started driving down the street, bumping his van into the other man's vehicle over and over until he eventually lost control and hit Livingston.
A visitation for Jepson will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Sunday at Christian Funeral Home (3100 W. Irving Park Rd.).