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This video was released by The Buffalo Police Department and shows 18-year-old, Victor Jerez, along with two other friends trying to run out-of-the-way of the vehicle. Unfortunately, Jerez wasn’t so lucky, and was struck by the vehicle and then thrown into the air. The other two friends that were with Jerez were lucky enough to avoid the car, driven by 19-year-old Tornubari Gbaraba.
Five minutes after the incident, the driver was already on the police’s radar, and a high-speed chase took place before they were able to arrest the suspect.
Buffalo Mayor Bryan Brown said, “The footage is extremely graphic,” but explained he was releasing the video to address the apparent spike of hit-and-run incidents (including the death of a 14-year-old boy on his bike) the city has seen lately, “The purpose for showing this video footage is to dramatize how dangerous hit and run accidents are.”
While you may be thinking that Jerez suffered from fatal injuries, this is where his luck began to change. He left the hospital shortly after arriving and being treated for his injuries. Along with that, Gbaraba, has been charged with assault, reckless driving and fleeing from a police officer.
- Motorcycle cop injured in Cobb hit-and-run (ajc.com)
- Surveillance video captures car plowing into NY teen, flipping him head over heels in midair (calgaryherald.com)
- Car plows into NY teenager, flipping him in midair (kansascity.com)
- Video: Car plows into group of people (wivb.com)
- Hit-and-run horror: Shocking CCTV footage shows man being flipped into the air by speeding car (mirror.co.uk)
- VIDEO: Hit-and-run-crash in Buffalo, NY caught on camera (fox6now.com)
- Body shop helps police name hit-and-run suspect (local10.com)
Very early on Wednesday morning, three-year-old Hope Lillian Trott made an incredible walk to the store after awakening in the middle of the night. Young Hope had thought that her mother was at the store buying pizza and had decided to put her coat on over her pajamas as well as her favorite red shoes on, that went with her Minnie Mouse outfit, and head to go find her mom.
The family lives in Maine, so the little girl had left footprints of her journey in the snow before arriving at the store, which wasn’t yet open. A store employee had arrived near 4 a.m. to clean the floors, when he saw Hope crying out in front and decided to alert the police. Seeing as she was so young, the officers traced her footprints back to her home, fearing that there might have been a home invasion.
Luckily, upon arriving at the Trott home, they were relieved to find the door ajar, but everyone else in the home sound asleep. And little Hope was checked out at the hospital, which assured everyone that nothing was wrong with the youngster, despite the weather being 29 degrees during her early morning walk.