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Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.
Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.

Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb. A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike. As paramedics lifted him into an ambulance, he heard a man nearby shout that the driver "just took off!" He blacked out. That was June 2011. The musician, then 35, spent the next three years struggling to recover and to seek accountability from the woman who hit him and drove away. Livingston's case is part of a troubling trend. Hit-and-run collisions involving bicyclists surged 42% from 2002 to 2012 in Los Angeles County,...

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