UPDATE: Arrest Made in Horrific Thanksgiving Day Triple Hit-and-Run

Rebekah Sager
December 30, 2019 - 2:37 pm
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An arrest has been made in connection with a Thanksgiving night hit-and-run that killed a man in South LA.

Three separate drivers struck the man in the area of Adams Blvd and West View Street and all three left the scene. 

The latest arrest was the last driver to hit the man, whose body got lodged under her car. She was seen on video at a gas station where she stopped, got out, saw what she hit, then got back in and pulled back dislodging the body. She ultimately drove away.

She was booked for a felony hit and run. Captain John Pinto says she turned herself in with her lawyer and a case has been presented to the DA’s office, adding that 25 lives have been lost to hit and runs in their area.

The two other drivers involved in the deadly Thanksgiving night hit and run are still outstanding – one was driving a possible white Audi A5, the other possible a Cadillac Seville. 

According to investigators, Jihad Muhammad, 62 was hit initially at around 8:40 p.m.

Muhammad was then hit a second time by a (possible) white Cadillac Seville as he lay motionless in the street. 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT IN BOTH VIDEOS:

A good Samaritan stopped a few minutes later to help Muhammad, but as he was calling for help, Muhammad was struck a third time by a possible (white/grey) Ford Focus, where his body became lodged under the car, and according to Detective Moreno, his body was dragged for nearly a dozen blocks. 

Muhammad was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detective Moreno at (424) 298-7898, or Officer Lopez Del Haro at (323) 421-2500.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.