Video Captures Father Pushing Daughter Out Of Way Of Oncoming Car

A dramatic video has caught the moment when a father pushed his daughter out of the way of an oncoming sedan.

While the incident occurred last year, the Los Angeles Police Department recently released the footage as part of their effort to track down the driver who fled from the scene.

According to police, the two were crossing a street at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Hallett Avenue at approximately 5:15 pm on November 16th. As the pair near the end of the crosswalk, a sedan rapidly comes into view.

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With only seconds to react, police said the father pushed his daughter out of the way. Unfortunately, the car then struck the man and sent him flying onto the sidewalk. He suffered a broken femur, but daughter only had scratches on her face.

Police are still looking for the driver as they committed a felony hit and run. However, this has been difficult as the surveillance video isn’t very clear and didn’t capture the car’s license plate. As a result, police aren’t entirely sure what make or model was involved in the accident but they believe it might be a Toyota Camry.

NBC Los Angeles talked to the father a few days ago and he believes the driver, who is reportedly an older woman, didn’t see him. As Michael DeVore explained, “Her head was barely over the dashboard. There’s no way she could’ve possibly seen me. She couldn’t have been that angry of an old lady to want to hit somebody and keep going.”

In a separate interview, DeVore told KTLA “I’m not a hero, I’m just a dad.” He also said he hopes the woman turns herself in.

 

  • TRB0T0Y

    The hit and run Altima driver in today’s other post is still the most morally repugnant. This here was allegedly an old lady, and very likely did not proceed with malicious, evasive intent.
    The C U Next Tuesdee driving the Altima will likely complain to the cops – ‘That man was a-chasing me! I did a-nothing! Look at my car! Help me! He was a-chasing me!’
    +1 for morality – help the lady here, skewer the lady in the Altima post.

    • Bo Hanan

      Don’t “white knight” the *female* driver who could have killed the man (and his daughter) while still driving off. You are the worse thing for mankind when you make excuses for bad behavior just because its a female.

      • TRB0T0Y

        Please don’t misinterpret my objective observations gender profiling. The Altima lady clearly knew what she did, and this person may not have. We are to presume innocence in this country, and I was simply affording the driver in this case that right.

        • Bo Hanan

          The injuries to the man clearly suggest the impact should have been noticeable to the driver.

          • Jay

            You’d be surprised, some people don’t pay attention and don’t notice things like that. I know it’s surprising and most of us here would notice but those people aren’t us. They think they hit a bump or an animal and think nothing else of it until they see damage and even then they chalk it up.

  • scjeff

    I’m sure 5+ months after the accident the police will be getting some great info from this video.

  • designer_dick

    “She couldn’t have been that angry of an old lady to want to hit somebody and keep going” – you’d be surprised. I’ve met some vicious, vindictive old f*!kers who would do exactly that without compunction.

  • Amazing father. Honestly brings tears to my eyes. Parents will do anything for their children. I don’t think he thought for a second about his own life or well being and instinctively pushed his daughter out of the way. Hope he recovers fully and lives a full life where he walks his daughter down the aisle and has tons of grand kids!

    As for the old lady, are they serious, how do they let someone who can’t even see above the dash drive. Ridiculous.

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