LA Mayor Suffers Broken Elbow in Bike Accident

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who infamously made a TV soap opera debut early this year, was injured over the weekend in a bicycle accident.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Bicycle Accident

Mayor Villaraigosa in a Bike Accident. (photo credit:

Villaraigosa, who is an avid bicyclist, was involved in an accident around 6:50 p.m. when a taxi cab abruptly cut him off in the Venice Boulevard bicycle lane.  In order to keep from hitting the vehicle, the mayor allegedly hit his brakes and fell off his bike.

The mayor claimed that he hit his head first but since he was wearing a helmet, was spared from serious head injuries. However, he broke his elbow from the fall and was taken to Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center for treatment.

The cab driver was released after the mayor’s security detail got his information. Following the accident, the Mayor said that no charges will be pressed against the driver but called the driver careless for having made a turn without using his signal.


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