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Glendale woman allegedly swerves car into bicyclist

A 53-year-old Glendale woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting a bicyclist with her car on the road in Glendale, officials said.

Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old woman was riding her bike up San Fernando Road near Magnolia Avenue when the driver—identified as Nazik Ghazarian—reportedly pulled up next to her and swerved, striking her ankle, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

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The victim yelled that she'd been struck, and the driver yelled back and allegedly swerved again, almost striking her a second time, Lightfoot said.

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After quickly turning her bike to avoid being hit, the victim was almost crushed between Ghazarian's SUV and a parked car. The impact of the hit caused pain to the victim's ankle, but she declined medical assistance.

After witnessing the alleged assault, a woman driving behind Ghazarian maneuvered in front of Ghazarian's car and parked, while numerous bystanders called police, Lightfoot said.

Ghazarian's husband, a passenger in the car who claimed to be legally blind, reportedly told police that his wife did nothing to agitate the cyclists.

Ghazarian was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. She was released after posting $30,000 bail.

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Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @atchek

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