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Cyclist Hit By Car in Culver City

The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. at the corner of Washington Place and Sawtelle Boulevard. According to witnesses the cyclist ran a red light.

A vehicle struck a man on a bicycle at approximately 4:45 p.m. at the corner of Washington Place and Sawtelle Boulevard Monday afternoon, according to Culver City Police.

Sgt. Zerubi told Patch that according to witnesses the cyclist ran a red light and was hit by someone driving a red Toyota.

The cyclist was transported by the Culver City Fire Department to UCLA Medical Center. There were no further details on the man’s condition, his age, or the exact nature of his injuries.

 The police investigation is ongoing and Patch will bring you more details as they become available.

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Donna Le Blanc November 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I hope the person stopped after hitting the Cyclist. Cyclist must use the rules of the road like everyone else.
Lady_of_God November 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Yes, obviously cyclsts must obey rule of the road, but there are many drivers of cars out there, that run lights, and drive very badly. Everyone must be defensive when on the roads, whether walking, driving or on a bike. The man that was hit goes to my church and is in critical condition. Please pray for him.
CulverCityNative November 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
And CCPD is only too happy to enforce those rules. I watched it unfold myself. On a residential street (Dist. 1), a cyclist slowed and looked both ways at a stop signed intersection. Not a car to be seen on any of the streets. Lights and siren from one of CCPD's motor officers. Wrote the guy up. As the officer was leaving I walked over to talk to the cyclist. Yep, written citation for "rolling" a stop sign, after slowing to look for automobiles or pedestrians, on a residential street. Amazing. I love how CC is trying to promote itself as cycling friendly. Yes, buy the letter of the law, the law was broken. But, really? I wonder if CCPD will site children as they ride around their neighborhood? I know they DON'T cite SONY employees that ride on sidewalks, cut across streets and ride through red lights all around the SONY Studios properties. But, I guess we wouldn't want to upset SONY.

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