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Doc pleads not guilty in cyclist crash

January 16, 2009 7:07:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles doctor accused of injuring two bicyclists in an apparent case of road rage plead not guilty on Thursday.Christopher Thompson's trial has been set for March 6. The 59-year-old faces felony counts of reckless driving, battery and other charges after an incident on July 4.

Prosecutors said Thompson had yelled at the cyclists moments before he cut them off and slammed on his breaks on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood.

One cyclist slammed into Thompson's rear window, and the other slammed to the pavement. They were severely injured.


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