A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission.
Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but still remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities — hit-and-run collisions.
"It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he said.
In the pursuit to raise awareness about hit-and-run collisions in Los Angeles, Kevitt will be joined by hundreds of cyclists on Sunday as he takes his mission to the streets and rides along a similar route he took the day he was injured.
Kevitt, an avid cyclist and church counselor, was hit by a light-colored minivan on Zoo Drive on Feb. 17, 2013, and dragged 600 feet until he was dislodged from the vehicle on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway onramp.