An alleged drunken driver and a group of cyclists riding in early-morning darkness collided on a street in Los Angeles, leaving roughly one dozen of the bikers injured; at least one critically.
News reports described the group of roughly 100 as the Midnight Ridazz.
The 27-year-old woman plowed into the group, which was stopped on the highway. Authorities were investigating whether the bicyclists were blocking a part of the highway at the time of the crash, according to broadcast reports.
Investigators are reported to be checking out a number of factors: whether the driver was impaired, whether she was texting or otherwise distracted and whether the riders were stopped under a street light that was not working.
"It looked like she was stopping, but she just kept going," said one unidentified witness interviewed on television. Another likened what happened to a bowling ball knocking down pins.