Help Haul Ass – DTLA Messenger Assaulted, Both Legs Broken
Luis Avina, a Downtown Los Angeles bike messenger and Engine No. 11 team member, was assaulted and mugged on Tuesday night. The perpetrators used a hammer to break both of his legs. Avina, who holds the 2012 West Side Invite title, is still in the hospital and had surgery over the weekend to implant a metal rod into one of his legs. On top of being a beast on the bike Avina is also an all around stand-up dude, one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet. Now he needs some help getting back on his feet. Whether you’re a friend, a fellow messenger, or simply a sympathetic cyclist, lend a hand to this fellow rider if you can. To make a donation visit the Haul Ass Gofundme page.
About Krista Carlson
A regular contributor to the print edition of Urban Velo, Krista Carlson is a cyclist obsessed with bike polo, baking, pickles, and all things bike-y. She is a native Angeleno and is madly in love with the city and everything that makes it the beautiful, crazy place that it is.