The search goes on.
KCBS-2/KCAL-9 talks with 57-year old David Molina, the homeless man who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Silver Lake last week.
Molina remains hospitalized with a broken leg, broken arm and fractured spine.
Meanwhile, the LAPD is still looking for the heartless coward who sped away without stopping, leaving Molina bleeding in the street.
They have found the car, but need to identify who was behind the wheel. And the owner isn’t helping.
Which doesn’t seem suspicious at all, does it?
Found the veh involved in the Hit&Run w/in @silverlakenc, but we need the community’s assistance in ID’g the driver. Owner not helpful w/Inv. @KCBSKCALDesk @NBCLA @KTLAnewsdesk @ABC7 @FOXLA @KNX1070 @TELEMUNDO52 @Univision34LA @estrellatv @CBSLARachel @TheEastsiderLA @bikinginla pic.twitter.com/0rx1QBF5YN
— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) October 30, 2019
If you were the driver of this Mini Cooper, responsible for a Hit & Run on the evening of October 25 in Silver Lake that left a bicyclist with severe injuries, do the right thing & turn yourself in. If anyone has any info contact @LAPDCTD24 at 213-833-3713 pic.twitter.com/H8nYOiJQz6
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 31, 2019
And yes, the $25,000 reward remains outstanding. So if you know anything, it could pay to come forward.
Screen grab of LAPD security video via KCBS-2/KCAL-9.
Here’s today’s must read.
A white Baptist minister takes part in a 150-mile bike ride from Montgomery to Birmingham “through some of the most hallowed and blood-soaked ground of the Civil Rights Movement.”
On the way, he contemplates civil rights and white privilege, and the necessity of moving “from not-racist to anti-racist.”
It’s a troubling and powerful piece.
And must have been even more powerful to experience.
Let’s do better, folks.
People with limited eyesight and other physical disabilities need clear sidewalks to get around safely.
And almost out of the way just isn’t good enough.
It’s often the most abled people who value their access over disabled people’s access. This is the athletics/ROTC bldg. See how hard it would be to navigate past in a wheelchair. #AcademicAbleism #EverydayAbleism pic.twitter.com/USA33PUcNM
— Megan Lynch (@may_gun) October 30, 2019
The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes is all too real.
UK police are looking for a pair of motorists who forced a bike rider off the road by passing too close.
After a close pass from a driver forces a bicyclist into the back of a car parked in a Malta bike lane, leaving him fighting for his life, all some callous people cared about was whether he was going to pay for damage to the car.
But sometimes, it’s the people on bikes behaving badly.
A Vancouver bike rider gets offended when another rider runs a stop sign, so he tweets that he hates cyclists and wishes the guy had gotten clipped by a car. Then gets offended when people who ride bikes get offended.
Once again, LADOT rolls out the unwelcome mat for people on bikes.
— Zachary Rynew (@Ciclavalley) October 30, 2019
An opinion piece in the New York Times says the refusal of Californians to live sustainably means the end of the state as we know it.
San Diego County creates a program allowing low-income residents to dump their gas guzzlers for cleaner options, including an ebike. Almost makes it worth moving down there again.
Speaking of San Diego, they’re considering becoming the latest city to ban cars from a busy street by converting eight blocks of Fifth Ave in the popular Gaslamp District to a pedestrian plaza. Your move, LA.
A Belmont hit-and-run victim reminds drivers to give bicyclists the three-foot passing distance required by law (scroll down).
An annual Los Altos event aims to keep used bikes out of landfills by asking residents to drop off their unloved bikes so volunteers can clean and fix them, and pass them on to people who need one.
A writer for Slate says self-driving cars and hyperloops aren’t the future of transportation, but bicycles and buses are. And elevators.
Scientific American says a few algorithms could make bikeshare more efficient.
Fox Business takes a look at five smart locks to help you hold onto your bike.
Outside recommends gear to make a cold bike commute more bearable. Most of which has little or nothing to do with the temperature outside.
Sad story, as a survivor of the New York bike path terrorist attack says she still feels lost and guilty for surviving when others died, two years after the Halloween attack.
DC bike riders spread out across the river, and use an app to count over 300 bike lane violations by Arlington VA drivers in just five hours.
Tampa FL officials promise a new crosstown cycle track will transform transportation in the city once it’s finished.
Now that’s a close call. A Scottish driver is caught on bike cam pulling away from the curb without looking, barely missing the bike rider next to him.
Slovakia bans handheld cellphones, and limits bicyclists to a BAC of .05.
There’s something seriously wrong with people who find amusement in watching a Singapore bike rider slam into the back of a car, whose driver stopped short in front of him.
More on next year’s “hiatus” of the Amgen Tour of California.
- Bicycling notes the 14-year old stage race was the only WorldTour race in the US.
- Latvian pro Toms Skujins laments the loss of the race, which served as his springboard to the WorldTour.
- The LA Times says the race now faces an uncertain future brought on by financial issues.
- Cycling News says the cancelation is probably not related to the state’s new law requiring equal prize money for men and women.
Britain’s looking for more success in Olympic track cycling next year with a new bike built by Lotus to be as light and aero as possible.
Fleeing from police when riding your bike drunk only makes you look more suspicious.