Originally Posted by The Gleam
"The minivan was described as having a “For sale” sign with the partial phone
number of (213) XXX-0776 posted in the rear window."
It's highly possible if it was for sale, that it might have been listed on Craigslist or elsewhere online. I would immediately think to start doing searches online of Toyota Sienna vans for sale in the 213 areas, looking to match numbers or cars of that color, and try to determine a source.
It sounds like if the driver had not tried to hit and run, this likely would have been a minor low-speed tumble off the bike, able to get back up and ride off without an issue. This serious or fatal hit-and-run stuff seems to be increasing exponentially in the last 2 years.
Sorry to hear of his predicament, and I hope they nail the bastard soon. Will keep my eyes open.
It's become a huge problem in LA with almost half of all crashes being hit-and-runs. LA weekly had a good article on it in early December (http://www.laweekly.com/2012-12-06/n...-dead-injured/
). I rode a bicycle to work a few times when I lived in LA and had way too many close calls. Also got hit twice in 3 years on my motorcycle. It's a bad place to be on two wheels in.
Good luck Dirtbikindad393, hope they get the guy and that your nephew has as good of a recovery as can be hoped for given his horrible injuries.