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Cyclist Hospitalized After Alleged Road Rage Attack in Downtown

Photo of Susanna Schick via Twitter
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Susanna Schick—or Pinkyracer as she is known in the cycling community—was sent to the ICU after she was hit by a car while she was biking down Spring Street Friday night.Schick and her friend believe that she was the the victim of a road rage attack. The crash left Schick with a minor concussion, a broken collarbone, six broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and facial lacerations, according to BikinginLA which has a photo of the injured cyclist. Her friends have set up an account to raise funds to help with her medical expenses.

A friend who set up the fundraising site writes that although Schick was badly injured, she is awake and telling her story to her friends: it began when Schick was cycling down Spring Street between 2nd and 3rd streets around 11:30 pm on Friday night. A white Lexus swerved across 2 lanes and into her bike lane. At the red light, Schick and a female passenger exchanged words. The passenger eventually stopped talking to her, ignored her and rolled up her window. After that, Schick's memory gets foggy, but paramedics found that she had been thrown from her bike just past 4th Street.

Schick says there was no driver at the scene, but she believes that the man driving the Lexus deliberately rammed his car into her bike. She described the driver as "a well-dressed, olive-complected man around 6′ tall" and his female companion was also well-dressed. Her friends ask that any witnesses call police at 1-877-284-7328.