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Hit-and-run victim Paul Livingston is photographed holding X-rays of his back at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent Drive, where he was struck while riding his bike in 2011. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb.

A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike.

As paramedics lifted him into an ambulance, he heard a man nearby shout that the driver “just took off!” He blacked out.

That was June 2011. The musician, then 35, spent the next three years struggling to recover and to seek accountability from the woman who hit him and drove away.

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