Suspected Drunk Driver Runs Down Group Of Bicyclists

   LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected drunken driver plowed into a group of bicyclists on a midnight ride Thursday in Los Angeles, injuring 11, one critically, police said.

   The riders were in a group of about 100 cyclists that were struck by a white Honda Civic shortly before 2 a.m. about 8 miles south of downtown.

   The crash injured 11 riders, including one person who was hospitalized in critical condition but is expected to survive, said Officer Jacquelyn Abad.

   Some bicyclists told KTTV Fox 11 that the woman driving the car appeared to be using a cell phone before the crash. They said she slowed down, then sped up and slammed into the group, sending some riders flying into the air and dragging at least one under her car.

   Television reports showed the car’s smashed front end and shattered windshield.

   The 27-year-old woman was booked for investigation of drunken driving. Her name was not immediately released.

   The bikers belonged to “Midnight Ridazz,” a Koreatown bicycling group that gets together for weekly midnight rides.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. blah says:

    lock her up for good..

  2. steve says:

    Really, a bike ride at 2am thats when the drunks head for home.i would think that they would have some auto support for some extra lighting or something

  3. Steve Waters says:

    Really, a bike ride at 2am thats when the drunks head for home.i would think that they would have some auto support for some extra lighting or something

  4. Brandie says:

    The lady probably wasn’t even drunk…. the bicyclists were probably riding in the middle of the road like they always do.

  5. Aly says:

    Have a little respect Brandie. She was drunk and she hit one of my friends in the Midnight group. Feel better jess<3

  6. Tabitha says:

    From now on, I wonder if she’ll think about all the people she ran down EVERY time she picks up her damn cell phone! It’s just repulsive!

    People have the RIGHT to ride their bicycles at any time of day or night that they want to. Get off the phone! Who was she so desperately calling at that time of morning?!

    She’s 27! GROW UP! If you NEED to drink and be one with your cell phone, do it at home! No one has the right to put others at risk like she did. The whole thing makes me sick!

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