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Cyclist in Grave Condition

The unidentified man was allegedly drunk when he hit a car on 11th Street, near Oak Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

A man, not wearing a helmet, was in extremely critical condition this weekend after landing head first onto the pavement in bicycle crash in the Sunset Park neighborhood.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Known only to police as in his 40s, the man struck an open car door as he pedaled southbound on 11th Street. The impact sent him flying over the door, and when he hit the ground, he wasn’t breathing, according to Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis.

Lewis said a friend and a neighbor attempted CPR before he was transported to a local trauma center.

“Alcohol played a big role,” Lewis said. “We do not know that he is going to survive.”

Witnesses reported seeing the victim swerve in and out of traffic lanes, and his blood alcohol level was tested at the hospital, Lewis said.

The car door had been open for several seconds before the collision, Lewis said.

"There will not be any criminal charges," he said. "It appears to be an accident."

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Grace June 22, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Society and its deviance of what is correct and what is not sadness me. The officer had no prof if the cyclist blood contain alcohol, so with that being said; how is it that you may say that he did. to community servecie because it was not there falut they had the door open.
Grace June 22, 2012 at 07:19 PM
. Where is the validity that he was drunk? Witness say that he was swirling as he paddled. Has any consider that fact that may be he was trying not to get hit by on coming traffic?
Grace June 22, 2012 at 07:20 PM
So, what if he was trying to prevent get hiting and as doing so he still got hit by an indviduale who could have take a second to make sure it was clear to open there door. The other thing that it say on the report "the door was open for quite a while". Hmmm..
Grace June 22, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Second, once more race place a role. Regarless of race or enthic group they belong to he is still human and deserve to be heard even if he is dead. Evidance speak the truth unlike politican and crminal system that is abided only to certain indviduales. Trust me he has some one to fight for his case and prove that what that the driver is quilty of mansluter. This indviduale is dead and he has left 3 daughter in this world. Funny we see a white indviduale with a bag no helmt the media say unfoortnately. However if it a hispanciwe we accuse them of been drunk and emphaize on they should have been wearing a helmet.
Grace June 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
This indviduale is dead and he has left 3 daughter in this world. Funny we see a white indviduale with a bag no helmt the media say unfoortnately. However if it a hispanciwe we accuse them of been drunk and emphaize on they should have been wearing a helmet. How aboutr before you add DRUNK MR. GREENBER DO RESEARCH. Eddie Greenbreg you saden me by what you say " I am greatfull that there was no child, older person or anyone else who might have been killed under these circumstance. " To me it says that no big deal it was an other hispanic who only cared about drinking so its his fault. Sir this person is some one and he is an older person and there are children who have been hurt and killed inside as well. They lost their father and I lost my uncle. Its ok ,I will make sure the truth is heard and told even if there is faluts in both parties but at this moment I only see one person who is not even going to jail or sentence to community servecie because it was not there falut they had the door open. Once more the truth will come out. This man that indviduales may picture as a drunk he was riding his bike everyday so, he may find an job and continue to take care of his childrens something that even "Americans now a day take for grant".,.

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