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Driver Arrested After Swerving And Hitting Cyclist In Glendale, Police Say

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A woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting a bicyclist with her car in Glendale last week. On Friday around 4:30 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was biking along San Fernando Rd. near Magnolia Ave. when an SUV pulled up next to her and swerved, hitting the cyclist's ankle, reports the L.A. Times. The bicyclist then shouted that she had been hit, after which the driver allegedly yelled back and swerved towards the rider a second time, just missing her. The cyclist then turned quickly to avoid getting hit, and was almost pinned between the SUV and a parked car.

Seeing the incident take place, another driver maneuvered in front of the SUV, forcing it come to a stop, and parked. Meanwhile, other bystanders called the police.

The driver, identified as Nazik Ghazarian, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was released after posting bail.

Ghazarian's husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time and also claims to be legally blind, says that his wife did nothing to provoke the cyclist.

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The incident comes just weeks after another cyclist in Glendale had a close call with a car, after which the driver defended his actions.

Related: How To Ride A Bike In L.A. (And How To Drive A Car Around Bikes)