CNN Reports on Christopher Thompson and Mandeville Incidents


Over the weekend, CNN reported on the Mandeville Canyon "Road Rage" bike crash and the perils of bicycling in Los Angeles.  The report features not only the first public picture of Christopher Thompson since the crash.  CNN cameras grabbed a shot of the doctor fleeing the court house after pleading not guilty last month.

In addition to victims Ron Peterson and Christian Stoehr, both of whom appear to be recovering well, the report also interviewed cyclist Patrick Watson.  Watson filed a report against Thompson for an almost identical incident as the July 4th crash.  He claims that while cycling down Mandeville Canyon, Thompson drove past him so quickly and closely that he was forced to bunny hop the curb.  When he re-entered the street Thompson slammed on the breaks nearly causing Watson to slam into his vehicle. 

As of this report, no charges have been filed in the Watson-Thompson incident from March.

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