Cities have had to face the problem of illegal street racing for almost as long as cars became a part of our daily lives. In more recent years, however, California and other states are now dealing with the problem of street takeovers.
Street takeovers usually happen when a group of individuals and spectators decide to close down a street or intersection. While the traffic is at a halt, they perform dangerous stunts that otherwise disrupt the flow of traffic anyway and put innocent bystanders at risk.
On Tuesday, May 26th, the Anaheim news blog, New Anaheim, reports that such a takeover event happened at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue in Anaheim at approximately 12:20 a.m. Authorities with the Anaheim Police Department are searching for one of the participants in the takeover that was involved in a hit-and-run incident involving a vehicle and a male pedestrian.
According to a statement issued by the Anaheim Police Department, investigators are looking for a red Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ coupe that collided with a male pedestrian who was standing in the street. Though injured, his current status has not yet been disclosed.
After the collision, the suspect driver of the vehicle fled the scene. No license plate was visible at the time. Investigators believe that it may have been placed on the dashboard of the car.
Police are asking the public’s help in locating the vehicle or driver. Witnesses may contact Traffic Investigator Poer with the Anaheim Police by calling him directly at (714) 765-1474.