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Bicyclist Injured In Late Night Collision

By Markson Pico, LLP  Jul. 25, 2011 3:21p

Driver Rams Into Group Of Cyclists Standing In Road

A driver was arrested after her car drove into a mass of bicycle riders who were gathered together in the street early Thursday morning, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The injured victims belong to a group calling itself the “Midnight Ridazz”, an organization of cycling enthusiasts who regularly plan events and coordinate late night gatherings. Members of the group often meet late at night and ride their bikes together on the near empty streets. About 100 hundred cyclists had gathered together that night, stopping at a scenic overlook near Baldwin Hills. A small group had allegedly halted, standing partially in the bike lane and partially in the street, on Jefferson Boulevard at Rodeo Drive, while waiting for other members of the RIdazz to catch up.

At around 1:50 a.m., a car driven by a 27-year old woman who lives in the neighborhood turned onto the street, ramming at high speed into the group of gathered bicyclers.

Police Continue Investigation Into Accident

According to the report released by law enforcement officers, at least eleven people were struck by the car as it made the turn. One of the cyclists was critically injured and rushed immediately to a hospital for treatment.

Police arrested the driver, who is currently being held in an L.A. jail, having failed to post her $15,000 bail bond. Authorities are investigating the incident, including the possibility that the suspect may have been intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Law enforcement officials also noted, however, that the streetlight over the bicyclists may have been out, possibly helping mitigate the drivers guilt.

Seek A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been the victim of a serious accident of any kind, you deserve justice. Negligent behavior on the road is not tolerated by the criminal justice system. A dedicated Los Angeles personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Markson Pico can help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.

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