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Mini Cooper Found from Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash Berkeley Avenue in Silver Lake

Silver Lake Bicycle Hit-and-Run Crash Berkeley Avenue

Bicyclist, 57, Severely Injured in Silver Lake Hit-and-Run Crash

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019) — The red Mini Cooper used in a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist on Berkeley Avenue last week was recovered by police after a repair shop contacted them when it was brought to their facility.

The Mini Cooper is owned by an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District, but they refuse to cooperate with police, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

UPDATE:  Molly Jane Hoene, 52, was arrested on hit-and-run charges. The Silver Lake woman, who is a fifth-grade teacher, is charged her with one count of felony hit-and-run with severe bodily injury. Her bail was set at $50,000.

The Mini Cooper reportedly struck a homeless man riding a bicycle head on in the Silver Lake neighborhood about 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25th. The 57-year-old man riding the bicycle suffered major injuries including a broken leg and arm and a fractured spine. He was taken to a local hospital where he was admitted.

The owner of the damaged vehicle had it towed to the Route 66 Collision Center at 6820 San Fernando Road in Glendale. The repair shop owner contacted police after seeing reports about the crash on television, police said.

The Central Traffic Division reached out to employees from the school district on Twitter to ask if anyone saw who was driving the Mini Cooper to come forward.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact police at 213-833-3713 or Tipsters can also contact the Central Traffic Division watch commander at 213-833-3746.

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