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Bicyclist shattered by hit-and-run driver in what friends call ‘deliberate act’

Jennifer Beatty

This image of Susanna Schick in her hospital bed at USC Medical Center was posted by friend Jennifer Beatty on her Twitter account.

Schick is both a biker and fashion designer.

Susanna Schick shows where she gets the nickname Pinkyracer.

A woman riding her bicycle downtown suffered serious injuries after being chased and run down by a man in a white sedan, witnesses say, and enraged friends have promised that there will be justice for the hit-and-run driver.

Susanna Schick, 42, an avid biker and bicyclist, was struck late Friday night in downtown L.A. after exchanging words with a man driving a white Lexus, friends wrote on a ChipIn page to help pay her medical bills.

According to that account, at around 11:30 p.m. the man swerved across two lanes of traffic and into the Spring Street bike lane where Schick was riding. She and the driver exchanged words at the next light, with a woman in the passenger seat of the Lexus rolling up the window.

Friends say the Lexus continued to harass Schick, however, and few blocks later, at Fourth and Spring Streets, the vehicle came up from behind and rammed into her bicycle, throwing her to the ground. She fell hard on her left side, suffering a broken collarbone, six broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a concussion.