January 21, 2014

WLUK | HTR Media

It took a while before Lakeshore Chronicle newspaper carrier Steven Gove got the attention of the man who police say hit his delivery tricycle in Manitowoc, Wis., Saturday, even though “My entire torso was inside the car,” Gove told WLUK-TV.

Gove was finished with his rounds when the car struck him; he was looking forward to some pea soup, he told WLUK’s Bill Miston.

“Well, when I realized I was in his car, I said, ‘Hello! How do you do? I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.'”

But Gove says the 20-year-old driver kept driving – with Gove still in the windshield.

Police say the driver blew a stop sign and hit a car at the intersection of Marshall and S. 14th before driving to his home a block away, locking the vehicle – with Gove still in the windshield.

“Then he saw me sitting in his car and he said, ‘Who are you?’ What are you doing in there?’ I said, ‘I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle. I went through your windshield!'”

Gove pulled himself inside the car and let himself out, Suzanne Weiss reports for HTR Media. He was treated for cuts and glass in his eyes. Police arrested the driver, charging him with, among other things, operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Gove told Weiss he plans to return to his route:

“I’ll be right back at it as soon as I feel better,” he said. “I enjoy delivering papers. It’s a service. I get out and get fresh air. I get my exercise for the day. I get paid what I need. I’m happy.”

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Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City…
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