(Check below for updates.)
Four (UPDATE: LA County Fire Department says three) cyclists were hit this morning on Mulholland at Las Virgenes. Purportedly three (UPDATE: LA County FD says two) of them are in critical condition in DTLA. They were hit by an elderly woman turning left. Check back here for updates as we get more information. If you have information on this collision or the status of the cyclists, please contact us at contact@BikesideLA.org.
UPDATE: Inspector Don Kunitomi of the LA County Fire Department says that it was three cyclists, not four as previously reported. They confirmed that two cyclists were transported in critical condition. They could not confirm where to. The call was made at 7:30 am and response reached the scene – two cars and one helicopter – at 7:40 am.
Best wishes to the injured riders and their families.
UPDATE: KTLA has an article up now with better info. The collision occured at Mulholland Highway and Stokes Canyon Road. The motorist was an 81 year old woman.
UPDATE, 6:23pm: NBC 4 ran a piece just now which brings in some new details (AT appearance at 1:10!) I got to ask NBC 4 reporter Ted Chen about what he knew about the cyclists’ conditions. They’re not life threatening injuries at this point though one has multiple pelvis fractures.
The cyclists involved are my teammates. While none of their injuries are life threatening (thank god!), they are serious. When we rec’d the initial word they were air lifted to UCLA we feared the worst. They are happy to be alive! One may s…till need surgery and there is a long road of recovery and rehab for them!!
She actually made a left turn in front of them and panicked when she finally did see them… and stopped in their path!!
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.