A Venice man accused of striking three bicyclists with his car on Saturday in Venice has been charged with three counts of attempted murder.
John Dylan Kelly, 42, was arrested at his home at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, said LAPD officer Jack Richter.
Kelly allegedly struck a bicyclist with his red Honda CR-V at around 10:30 a.m. near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Speedway, then fled the scene. Police say he continued down Speedway and struck another victim at 27th Avenue and a third at 25th Avenue.
“Our detectives are searching for a possible fourth victim as well,” Richter said.
Two of the bicyclists were transported to a local hospital and treated for “substantial” but not life-threatening injuries, according to Richter.
Kelly is being held on $1 million bail.
A day before the crashes, the L.A. City Council’s Transportation Committee backed a proposal to offer city rewards for information leading to arrests in all hit-and-run cases. If approved by the full council, the rewards would range from $1,000 to $50,000.
A bill to create a hit-and-run alert system using state freeway digital information boards passed through the state Assembly’s transportation committee on March 25. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D- Glendale), would create a “yellow alert” system to broadcast instantaneous information about hit-and-run suspects.