Crime

Cyclist loses leg after hit-and-run drags him onto freeway

kevitt-mother.jpgThe doctor who found Damian Kevitt on the I-5 freeway near Griffith Park said he had not before seen such serious injuries. Kevitt was riding a bicycle on Zoo Drive about 11:30 last Sunday morning when the driver of an older gray Toyota Sienna minivan bolted out of traffic and made a sudden left turn. Witnesses told the CHP that the van accelerated after hitting Kevitt and dragged the biker for 600 feet, then sped away. There were numerous witnesses apparently.

Kevitt, who is 36 and lives in Los Angeles, had to have one leg amputated below the knee and may face another amputation. He has 20 broken bones and other severe injuries, and has already undergone several surgeries. His mother talked to ABC7:



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