A 47-year old bike rider was seriously injured when he was hit by two cars in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
KABC-7 reports the victim was crossing the intersection of Robertson Blvd around 9:50 am when he was thrown through the air after being hit by a car. He landed in front of an SUV stopped at the light, which somehow managed to roll over him before speeding away.
Yet remarkably, his injuries were not considered life-threatening. And for a change, the station noted the victim didn’t do anything wrong.
The second driver was arrested about a mile away after he was followed by a witness.
Both collisions were captured by a nearby security camera. As of Sunday night, the station had not posted the video online; fair warning, it’s not easy to watch.
Update: The video is now available online.
The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, appears to be riding east in the bike lane on Burton Way as he crosses southbound Robertson. He appears to swerve at the last second to avoid the impact, though LAist says he was turning right onto Robertson.
It’s unclear how the wreck could have occurred unless the first driver went through the intersection before the light changed.
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