2 Men Struck by Vehicle While Fighting in West Covina; Female Driver Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge: Police
A woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Sunday after she allegedly struck two men with a vehicle on a residential street in West Covina, in a collision that left both men hospitalized, authorities said.
Shortly before noon, officers responded to reports of a crash and an altercation on Serenade Avenue, near Lucille Avenue, according to Cpl. Tim Rodgers of the West Covina Police Department.
An investigation determined that during the fight, one of the men retrieved what initially appeared to be a handgun but was later determined to be a replica, the corporal said.
While the male combatants were in the street, they were “intentionally” struck by the female driver and became pinned under the vehicle, police said in a news release.
Neighbors lifted the vehicle off of the men, after which one of them got into the vehicle and was driven away from the scene by the woman, Rodgers said.
Officers located the fleeing vehicle and arrested the female driver, according to the Police Department.
The injured passenger was airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Meanwhile, the other man involved in the collision was transported by ambulance to the same medical facility, Rodgers said. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The arrestee was booked into the West Covina Jail for alleged attempted murder, the police statement said.
The names of the three people involved in the incident were not released.