Did Driver Commit Hit-and-Run During Political Protest?

Did Driver Commit Hit-and-Run During Political Protest?

A woman who participated in a Yucca Valley political protest last month is filing hit-and-run charges against a driver who allegedly struck her with his van. The woman, Chris Kallgren, told authorities that the driver of a white van with a “Veterans for Trump” bumper sticker drove up onto a curb and hit her hand with his side mirror. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway and Old Woman Springs Road.

Police stopped the driver, 71-year-old Glen Goslaw, on Highway 247 near Moonstone Road a few minutes later. Goslaw claimed he did not know his mirror had struck the woman. He also said people were hitting the sides of his van as he drove by the political protest.

Kallgren denied medical attention, but complained of pain to her hand as a result of the alleged hit-and-run. Police have conducted interviews with the involved parties and witnesses. The district attorney’s office will ultimately determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

“We respect the right of our citizens to peacefully protest. Unfortunately, sometimes these events can get out of hand and people end up injured,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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