Woman Neglects to Tell 9-1-1 Dispatch She'd Struck a Pedestrian in Fatal Hollywood DUI Last Night
28-year-old Anisha Hicks of San Leandro was arrested early this morning for her role in a Hollywood car crash that took the life of a 37-year-old man, according to KTLA. During her 9-1-1 call, however, Hicks did not report she'd struck a pedestrian as she lost control of her vehicle after exiting the 101 Freeway at Vermont Avenue.Hicks and a female passenger had just left the freeway shortly after midnight. According to responding officers, Hicks "lost control of her vehicle, crashed through the vegetation, struck a man then crashed into a tree." Dispatchers say they were not told that a person had been struck.
The CHP took nearly two hours to arrive on scene because officers "believ[ed] it was a low priority call."