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GUILTY all 7 counts

The jury returned a verdict this afternoon to conclude Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson’s road rage trial in Los Angeles. He’s the guy who passed a pair of cyclists then slammed on his brakes to allegedly “teach them a lesson.” Assault with a deadly weapon – GUILTY. Reckless driving causing specified bodily injury – GUILTY. Battery read more »

Orange County cyclist deaths

QUESTION: Does bike rider courtesy lead to safer roads for cyclists? I don’t track cyclist fatalities in Orange County, California, but I was prompted to do a quick survey. Here’s what I’ve found (with help from Biking In LA).

Letter to D.A. Mary Stone

Dr. Christopher Thompson’s defense apparently will present a large pile of letters as character references to the judge during Thompson’s sentencing. Cyclist Dave Zabriskie has organized a letter writing campaign to help Los Angeles prosecuting attorney Mary Stone give her own evidence at the level of interest and outrage among cyclists nationally about Thompson’s assault read more »

Dr. Christopher Thompson: "Those cyclists had it coming!"

Update Nov. 2 2009: Dr. Christopher Thompson tried and convicted of all seven counts against him. Thompson to be arraigned in Mandeville Canyon Road Rage case Last summer, Dr. Christopher Thompson was arrested for assaulting cyclists with his car on Mandeville Canyon Road in Los Angeles. In a preliminary hearing yesterday, a police officer testified read more »

LAPD arrests motorist for assault with deadly weapon

Update Nov. 2 2009: Dr. Christopher Thompson tried and convicted of all seven counts against him. Christopher Thompson is an emergency room doctor who sent to cyclists to the hospital with his car. A motorist was arrested after he allegedly swerved in front of two bicyclists during an argument over rights to the road and read more »