Driver charged with injuring pedestrian while doing ‘donuts’ in Richmond

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Driver charged with injuring pedestrian while doing 'donuts' Richmond
Photos courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

An injury collision involving a driver who was allegedly spinning donuts at a Richmond intersection last month has resulted in felony charges, according to police.

On Tuesday, July 13, officers responded to the 1500 block of Esmond Avenue about a hit-and-run collision with injuries, police said. Officers determined the driver of a black Ford Mustang had lost control while spinning donuts at a nearby intersection and hit a parked car, which caused the parked car to hit an innocent pedestrian who had been standing nearby, police said. The pedestrian suffered major injuries but is expected to survive,  police said.

With help from witnesses, the RPD tracked down the suspected driver, who “even showed officers where he had hidden his car after fleeing the scene of the crash,” police said.

He was arrested that evening without incident, and last week charges were filed against him for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury and reckless driving causing injury.

The suspect’s identity isn’t being released by the RPD at this time, officials said.

“These court filings were a result of diligent collaboration with our colleagues at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, as well as our ongoing partnership with our community,” police said.