Police are asking the public for help to help find a female motorist who struck a man at Temple Street and Rosemont Avenue on Tuesday afternoon and then dragged him for 100 feet underneath her car. “The man sustained severe head trauma and is being hospitalized in critical condition,” according to a posting by the Rampart Division on its Facebook page. Anyone with information about incident, which closed Temple Street for several hours, is asked to call Rampart homicide detectives at (213) 484-3650.
The Historic Filipino hit-and-run is one of thousands of such incidents that take place each year on the streets of Los Angeles. The L.A. Weekly, in a story this week, said nearly half of crashes reported within the city limits in 2009 were hit-and-runs. In contrast, hit-and-runs accounted for only 11% of collisions nationwide.
* Update: Amanda Wallin, 40, Los Angeles, was arrested early this morning for attempted murder by using the car as the weapon, said Lt. Wes Burhmester with the Rampart Division. “The driver of this car is in custody as investigation determined it was an intentional act, resulting from a domestic violence incident,” he said in a comment to this post.