Cyclist Damian Kevitt, who had to have his leg amputated after being struck by a vehicle near Griffith Park in 2013, said Tuesday he will run in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday to show that losing his leg hasn’t stop him from living his life.
Kevitt and his wife were riding westbound on Zoo Drive toward the 5 Freeway when a minivan that was stopped in traffic made a sudden left turn and struck him, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He fell and became lodged underneath the vehicle — unconscious and unable to free himself.
The driver dragged Kevitt 600 feet until he dislodged from the minivan, the CHP said.
Kevitt suffered 10 broken ribs, shattered both his shoulders and his pelvis in the crash in addition to losing his leg.
Last year, Kevitt started riding again and founded “Finish the Ride,” an organization dedicated to making L.A. streets safer for cyclists.
The hit-and-run driver that struck Kevitt was never caught.