The Los Angeles Police Department released dashcam footage on Wednesday, hoping to find the driver who struck a cyclist in Silver Lake. The hit-and-run occurred Jan. 16 in the afternoon.
In the clip, the cyclist, who is clearly visible to the motorist, is hit from the back . The footage shows the man falling to the ground, and then thankfully, he quickly got up and ran to the sidewalk.
— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) February 2, 2022
The motorist, however, fled the scene. The rider’s bike was damaged beyond repair.
The cyclist somehow only suffered minor injuries. The vehicle is thought to have front-end damage and is also missing its right front hub cap. There is a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver.
Although the crash itself is disturbing, the reaction on the dash cam footage to the crash is even moreseo.
Video from LA earlier this month. What is so terrifying as a cyclist is the commentary "HELMET, Not riding on the right, didn't pay attention to the car". SO MUCH BLAME ON THE CYCLIST. @biketo @TheBikingLawyer @Critboy https://t.co/LCaZzCTrca
— David Conroy (@DGConroy) February 3, 2022
Despite the fact authorities are clearly attempting to apprehend the driver, the attitude that the cyclist was somehow in the wrong is worrying. You can watch the entire clip below.