Monrovia police say a 19 year old man intentionally crashed his vehicle into a bicyclist and the car of two good Samaritans, who followed him as he fled the scene. They say the incident happened early Saturday morning on Huntington Drive and Mountain Avenue in the city of Monrovia.
Authorities say the suspect was behind the wheel of a Buick sedan that struck and badly injured a 63 year old Duarte man who was riding his bike. They say the investigation indicated the hit and run was not an accident, but was an intentional act because the suspect was doing “donuts” around the bicyclist before driving directly into him.
After striking and badly injuring the bicyclist, police say two men inside a brand new Mini Cooper saw what had happened and followed the suspect onto the eastbound 210 Freeway; while calling authorities. They say the suspect realized he was being followed; so he pulled over and allowed the men to past by his Buick. Officials say the suspect then intentionally collided into the men’s vehicle; which caused his car to flip. They say the suspect ran off, but was eventually caught by police.
Officers say the two good Samaritans were left unharmed in this incident. They say the injured bicyclist was initially in critical condition, but is stabilized after undergoing surgery.
Police say the suspect was booked on suspicion of felony hit and run. They say charges including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon are expected to be sought against the 19 year old.