Officers Search for North Hollywood Hit-and-Run Crash Suspect
North Hollywood, CA (July 21, 2021) – On Monday, a pedestrian suffers serious injuries in Lankershim Boulevard hit-and-run crash.
The accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. near Hartsook Street.
Surveillance cameras outside Player One arcade bar recorded the accident and the moments that led up to it.
The driver was caught doing several loops before hitting the pedestrian.
“It appears from the footage that the gentleman was kind of coaxing the other car, did a couple turnarounds, and unfortunately, the gentleman decided to cross the street,” Chris Brooks, director of security at Player One, said. “It’s obvious this guy purposefully hit him … I’m just surprised this gentleman survived.”
The video caught a vehicle ramming into the victim and threw him several feet into the air. The victim survived but incurred serious leg injuries.
Player One lounge was closed when the during the accident. Police said it’s unclear where the victim and the group he was with were coming from. They are also investigating the victim’s involvement with the driver.
Moreover, authorities said the victim got into a verbal altercation with three to four other people. Then, one of them drove his black SUV into the victim.
“Usually when you get hit that hard, at that [many] miles per hour, and the way his body fell and was limp, I thought he was dead,” Brooks said.
Meanwhile, officers are searching for the suspect driver and the involved vehicle.
Prevent Accidents Like Lankershim Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way.
Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– Always avoid dangerous behaviors: walk on the sidewalk, stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
– Additionally, look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
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