An Arab Muslim scholar at Stanford was injured in a hit-and-run visitors incident Friday, which the California Freeway Patrol is investigating as a potential hate crime, college officers mentioned.
The motive force of a black SUV reportedly struck the coed at Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane, close to a number of scholar residence buildings shortly earlier than 2 p.m. Friday, in keeping with advisories from Stanford’s Division of Public Security.
The hit-and run sufferer, who suffered non-life-threatening accidents and is receiving medical care, informed police that the driving force made eye contact and accelerated earlier than hanging them. The coed mentioned the driving force yelled “f*** you and your folks” out the automobile’s open window earlier than driving away.
Whereas CHP probes all campus visitors incidents, the company mentioned the circumstances of Friday’s strike prompted a hate crime investigation.
The coed described the driving force as a white male in his mid-20s, with brief dirty-blond hair and a brief beard, who was carrying spherical framed eyeglasses and a grey shirt on the time of the assault.
The automobile concerned within the incident is described by the sufferer as a black Toyota 4Runner with California plates, mannequin yr 2015 or newer, with an uncovered tire mounted to the rear heart and a Toyota brand within the heart of the wheel.
On Friday, a campus security alert concerning the incident mentioned that extra safety has been deployed to key places on campus, as Stanford works to offer a “protected and safe campus atmosphere within the context of heightened tensions associated to the occasions in Israel and Gaza.”
Stanford directors mentioned Friday they’re “profoundly disturbed” by the report.
“Violence on our campus is unacceptable,” President Richard Saller and Provost Jenny Martinez mentioned in a observe despatched to college students and school. “Hate-based violence is morally reprehensible, and we condemn it within the strongest phrases. We need to categorical our deep concern for the coed who was injured, and for all affected by this incident.”
Anybody with data is requested to contact CHP at 650-779-2700 or Stanford public security at 650-329-2413.