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Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 4, 2013
Kenner man booked in traffic crash that pinned a pedestrian between a fence and a vehicle
Kenner - A Kenner man was arrested Friday (March 1, 2013) after he lost control of his vehicle, struck a stop sign, two vehicles, and pinned a pedestrian between a fence and a vehicle.
Henry Hutchinson, 55, who provided the home address of 2618 Fayette Street, Kenner, was arrested and charged with the crimes of Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (results pending), Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, Vehicle negligent injuring, Hit and run driving, No driverís license, No insurance, and Alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
At approximately 5:13 p.m., (Friday, March 1, 2013), the Kenner Police Department responded to a traffic crash involving injury at the intersection of 27th & Salem Street, in Kenner. There officers learned that Hutchinson was the operator of a 1980 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was traveling eastbound on 27th Street. A vehicle ahead of Hutchinson stopped in front of a residence, at which time Hutchinson swerved losing control of his vehicle. Hutchinsonís vehicle left the roadway and traveled onto an adjacent sidewalk, where his vehicle struck a stop sign at 27th & Salem Street. Hutchinsonís vehicle then crossed the roadway where he proceeded off the opposite side of the roadway and into a driveway, where he crashed into a parked vehicle which was pushed into a residence and a second parked vehicle. A 55 year old female pedestrian, attempting to avoid being struck by Hutchinsonís vehicle ran for safety behind the second parked vehicle. However, Hutchinsonís vehicle momentum pushed the second parked vehicle into the pedestrian, pinning the pedestrian between the vehicle and a fence. After the series of crashes, Hutchinson attempted to flee the scene and reversed at a high rate of speed, traveling backwards across the roadway where he crashed into a tree.
In addition, the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released due to injuries sustained in the traffic crash. The pedestrian sustained a bruised right hip and soreness to the back of her head.
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