Monday, July 19, 2010

L.A. Mayor Tony Villar Says Cab Driver Obeying the Law in Bicycle Accident

July 19, 2010 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports Los Angeles mayor states cab driver was obeying traffic laws. In a bicycle accident that occurred over the weekend involving Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa when a taxi driver pulled out in front of him causing him to fall from the bicycle and break his elbow.

The mayor stated what the driver did was not illegal, but he could have used more caution. The accident that ended in a broken elbow occurred on Venice Boulevard in the vicinity of Hargis and Hervey Streets, when Mayor Villaraigosa was riding with a member of his security detail. Upon hitting his breaks suddenly he flipped over his bicycle, but did not make contact with the taxi cab.

The driver of the taxi cab provided his information to the mayors security personnel, while the mayor was transported to UCLA Medical Center.

Villaraigosa required surgery on his elbow Sunday and was said to be wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the accident and did not sustain head injuries.

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