Bayfield Man Charged in Alleged Hit and Run Pedestrian Case

By KBJR News 1

Bayfield Man Charged in Alleged Hit and Run Pedestrian Case

August 14, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 1:19 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A Bayfield, Wisconsin man has been charged after he allegedly struck a woman and left her with life-threatening injuries.

Robert Nicholas Buehlman, 29, is charged with felony criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm, criminal vehicular operation-leaving the scene of an accident, driving after suspension, driving without insurance and failure to stop for a traffic control signal.

The accident happened Monday morning at 12th Avenue East and Superior Street.

The criminal complaint states that Buehlman was driving eastbound on Superior Street, when he allegedly struck Ashen-Shugar-Aren Rhiannon-Orenda Diehl, 33, of Duluth.

Diehl was walking with her 9 year old daughter at the time; her daughter was not hurt.

Buehlman allegedly fled the scene and parked his car at the Super One Store on Superior Street and ran onto the Lakewalk.

The criminal complaint says that Diehl in serious condition at St. Luke’s hospital with broken vertebrae, a bruised lung, a collapsed lung, broken ribs and possibly a broken leg.

According to Wisconsin court records, Buehlman pleaded “no contest” in June after being cited for driving after his license was revoked. The restriction came after he was found guilty of having drug paraphernalia in his car.