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DTLA bike accident victim speaks out: 'I'm sure there was a car involved'

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 06:04PM
Jennifer Beatty via Twitter

Susanna Schick recovering in hospital bed. She has since moved to a rehabilitation center.

The woman who had a bike accident on Spring Street earlier this month told Blogdowntown on Wednesday that she is certain a car was involved in her crash and she's looking for witnesses to come forward.

Although police claim she was riding at speeds upwards of 30 miles per hour, Schick says that's not possible.

"It's ridiculous that they think because they were going 30, I was going 30," she said. "I'm not Lance Armstrong here."

Schick added that her cyclemeter clearly showed she was only going 18 miles per hour -- before quickly dropping to 0 when she fell.

According to the LAPD, Schick said in her statement to them that a car did not hit her.

"Just because I told the police I don't recall the impact doesn't mean I don't think it happened," Schick said in an email to Blogdowntown Wednesday. "My body recalls it clear as day. These injuries couldn't possibly come from hitting the pavement."

Schick specifies that she doesn't recall the impact, but that's because of her concussion. She adds that she's had concussions before and it often affects aspects of her memory.

Schick's been transferred to an Acute Rehab Unit for intensive physical therapy.

She's asking for any witnesses or people with video footage to please contact rhirsch@candffirm.com with information.

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