December 2, 2023

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.