Christopher Smith Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on North Broadway [Chinatown, CA]

Christopher Smith Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on North Broadway [Chinatown, CA]

Christopher Smith Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on North Broadway [Chinatown, CA]

Woman Severely Injured after Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Chinatown

CHINATOWN, CA (September 4, 2020)Christopher David Smith, 34, was arrested Friday afternoon following a hit-and-run crash earlier this month in Chinatown.
The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. on September 4 at the intersection of North Broadway and College Street.
Authorities said Smith was driving a black Mercedes-Benz when she struck a 70-year-old woman. He then fled the scene leaving the victim with severe injuries.
The pedestrian was in the crosswalk and had a walk signal when Smith struck her. She landed on the street upon impact. She suffered a brain bleed and broken neck, clavicle, and pelvis, sending her to an intensive care unit.
Around 2:45 on September 25, police arrested Smith at his home in the 900 block of Menlo Avenue, one block east of Vermont Avenue in Koreatown.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Whenever you get involved in a crash, remain calm and immediately call the police for assistance. Drivers who flee the scene can have serious criminal consequences. If someone sustained injuries, call for medical assistance.

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