Driver Fleeing After Hitting Pedestrian Crashes, Is Thrown Out of Car in Pacoima: Police
A driver fleeing the scene after hitting a pedestrian in Pacoima later crashed and was ejected from the vehicle Friday night, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The vehicle struck a female pedestrian in the 12300 block of Osborne Place at 10:18 p.m. and kept going, according to LAPD Officer Lee.
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Just three minutes after the hit-and-run collision, the driver crashed less than a mile away in the area of San Fernando Road and Montague Street and was thrown out of the car, according to the department.
The driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
The vehicle had smashed through a fence and gone onto a train track.
Video from the scene shows a badly damaged silver SUV with a caved in hood stopped near some tracks. A large piece of crushed fencing can be seen nearby.
Firefighters were seen taking a man on a gurney into an ambulance after cutting through the fencing, video showed.
The driver, who has not been identified, is expected to be charged with felony hit-and -run, Lee said.
Police do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
No further details were available.