Wife Runs Over Husband's Bike; Both Charged

Wife Hits Husband's Bike
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A Rockford woman accidentally hits her husband with her car Monday night. It happened at about 9:30 in the 2500 block of Elmwood Road. Loretta Bates and her husband Lawrence went to a party together. When they got home, Lawrence wanted to go back. So he took off on his bike back to the party. Loretta went out looking for him in her car. She ended up accidentally running into him on the road. He was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital with head trauma, facial fractures and serious brain damage. Loretta was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Lawrence is charged with public intoxication and riding a bike without lights. He remained in fair condition shortly after noon on Tuesday.