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Believes that motorcyclist was not at fault

Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

How dare [Sauk Valley Media] suggest that Sam Munz was in any way at fault for what happened to him [“No charges in fatal motorcycle accident,” Jan. 16]. Ms. Ruf ran him down from behind while he was waiting to turn into his own driveway.

It is appalling to me that you would try to blame him. If a state police officer actually saw someone fitting Munz’s description fail to use hand or arm signals, why didn’t he issue a citation? There’s no mention of any breathalyzer or blood tests taken of Ms. Ruf. Was there even any tests done on her at all?

I’m sick and tired of people blaming the motorcyclist when they are really innocent victims in most cases. That’s like blaming the rape victim for being raped because of the type of clothes she was wearing. It’s disgusting.

Clearly this article is nothing more than an attempt to garner sympathy for the woman who ran over and killed a motorcyclist.

Sam Munz was a hard-working, decent family man, whose only fault was that he chose to ride a motorcycle that day. You should be ashamed of yourself for portraying him as anything other than that.

Did you even notice the amount of people who showed up at his funeral and visitation? There were hundreds of people there; that alone should speak to the character of Sam Munz and the type of man he was.

I think you owe the surviving relatives of Sam Munz an apology.

Note to readers – Information in the Jan. 16 article about the accident was taken from the state police’s accident reconstruction report.

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