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LISTEN: 911 Callers Tell Dispatcher Sunset Hills Mayor Ran Cyclist Off the Road

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Tom Carlson
Mayor Mark Furrer's Mercedes parked outside Sunset Hills City Hall.
In 911 calls made after Sunset Hills mayor Mark Furrer and cyclist Randy Murdick collided last week, Murdick tells dispatchers he was run off the road by a car, and a witness screams at the driver to stop leaving the scene.

The full two-minute audio clip, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, records two callers, a witness and Murdick himself, describing a hit-and-run.

"I want to report a hit-and-run over here on Old Gravois Road, right here by Delta Dental," the witness tells the 911 dispatcher, later saying, "The guy hit a bicyclist, drove off and then turned around and came back."

The witness asks for a police officer and says the cyclist doesn't seem to need emergency medical services.

See also: Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer Accused of Intentionally Striking Cyclist with His Car

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Courtesy Randy Murdick
A close-up of Randy Murdick's injured right leg.
While the caller is describing the incident, his father is shouting at Furrer in the background, trying to stop him from leaving.

"Pull over, pull over!" the father can be heard saying. "You just hit that guy and took off!"
The dispatcher asks for a license plate number for the vehicle but interrupts to demand that the caller's father stop antagonizing the driver.

Later, Murdick calls the dispatcher, who immediately identifies him as the cyclist hit in the accident.

"Are you hurt?" she asks. Murdick hesitates before answering, "I'm fine." Murdick would learn later at the hospital that his Achilles tendon is torn and his tailbone is bruised.

"The guy that run me off the road is here," Murdick tells the dispatcher, who warns him not to "have words" with him.

Murdick says Furrer deliberately swerved into him with his red Mercedes convertible Tuesday and screamed, "Get off my fucking roads!" Furrer denies purposefully hitting or yelling at Murdick and says it was Murdick who grabbed on to his car before falling.

Hundreds of cyclist turned out to Sunset Hills over the weekend for a solidarity ride through the St. Louis suburb, and some activists held a rally for cyclist safety in front of city hall Monday.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.



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Gina Stefanske
Gina Stefanske

We need to vote out ALL politicians and put some "real" people in office. You know, people who care about We the People instead of how much money am I gonna make from this!

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

Common sense I agree. I've seen it a lot but when I rode never crossed my mind lol.

Dawn Drennen
Dawn Drennen

No elite athlete is going to risk injury by dong such a thing. No athlete will take on a car; it's no match for a light bike and rider.

Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall

Yeah ... I heard one time from a guy that said he'd seen some people that he didn't know say something about a time that a guy told someone that he thought he saw a UFO. Allegedly.

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

FOX2 or channel 11 ? It was day one whenever that was.

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

Nope. Like I said it only appeared one time. Funny how that happens when it doesn't fit the agenda.

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

I did do my own research. You are mistaken.

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

I've seen riders grab rides. Lord they'd been going on since the auto was invented. Kids adults constantly would hold onto bistate busses when I was younger. Nothing new. Did this happen ? I don't know.

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

I'm just repeating what was reported. I don't have a dog in the hunt. Let the truth come out. Geez. Get a grip. Like i told you it was when the story first broke. Do you own research if it bothers you. Me. I could care less. The truth will come out in the end. Sadly stories like this don't post the conclusions. This one might since it's a little more high profile.

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

You scolded the Riverfront Times for not reporting something that no one else but you seems to have heard of. For your information, it was the driver of the car in question, Mark Furrer, who made the claim the cyclist grabbed onto his car at more than 20 miles per hour. You, Scott Shoemaker, are the only person I've heard make a claim that the cyclist was trying to "catch a ride". According to the Sunset Hills police, there were 3 witnesses, not 5 or some other number. The cyclist himself, and perhaps some or all of the witnesses, claim the cyclist's left arm might have hooked the passenger door as he was falling- but none of the witnesses has made any sort of claim that it appeared the cyclist was trying to "catch a ride". You are mistaken or making stuff up. Provide a link to your source if you're so sure...

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

Funny how that happens. Like I said. It will come out in the end whatever the truth is. I wasn't there nor was most.

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

Just as I thought. You are the only one I've heard make that claim.

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

It was when it happened days ago or maybe weeks. Lol. I don't remember who reported it. Maybe Fox2 but I'm really not sure. It came out with four other witness reports. Three claim he drove off. Actually he went to turn around and come back. The other was the grabbing witness or might have been two that saw that. It was when it first broke. I remember one for sure. It will all come out in time.

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

Could you please post a link to the source where it says a witness saw the cyclist trying to catch a ride? I've read many stories on this incident and have yet to encounter such a claim.

KITTY
KITTY

I support Mayor Furrer. Murdick comes across as a bully and a liar. He's typical of those obnoxious cyclists who resfuse to obey traffic signals or ride in the bike lanes.  In this case he did both and paid the price. LMFAO.

Frank Corona
Frank Corona

Can some one get this guy a jail cell, please?

Scott Shoemaker
Scott Shoemaker

Eye witness saw the bike rider grabbing at the car to catch a ride. Funny how that is omitted from the story. Typical river front times.

gmk0825
gmk0825

Busted! Time to get him out of office.

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Neytiri
Neytiri

In other news, @KITTY is disappointed that folks crossing intersections just outside the little white lines aren't run over nearly enough. Show MO Progress!

heppy
heppy

@KITTY yeah totally deserved to almost get killed by a car.

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