Naked Man Struck by Car in Ladera Heights Traffic Incident

Naked Man Struck by Car in Ladera Heights Traffic Incident

In Ladera Heights, California, a man was struck by a vehicle after he ran into traffic while experiencing a mental health crisis. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Slauson and Edgemar Avenues. Prior to entering the street, the man had jumped over a fence from his family's home, where he had reportedly inflicted lacerations upon himself.

Eyewitnesses, including Gerardo Garcia, who was delivering medical equipment at the time, captured the incident on video. The footage showed the naked man dodging vehicles and eventually flipping over the hood of a car. After being hit, the man exhibited signs of confusion and attempted to tackle an officer responding to the scene.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the incident, which they have classified as a mental health episode. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently in stable condition. The event has raised awareness about the challenges of addressing mental health crises in public spaces and the need for preparedness among civilians and law enforcement.


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