Police: Video contradicts woman's claim of being hit by car

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 9:08 PM

Robert Morris/ Uptown Messenger

NEW ORLEANS -- After a woman told investigators last week that a SUV driver beckoned her to cross Magazine Street and then ran her down as she was doing so, New Orleans police say newly-obtained video shows the vehicle passing her without incident and her falling on the sidewalk of her own accord.

The woman initially told police that she was waiting to cross in the 2000 block of Magazine Street on the evening of June 5 when an SUV driver gestured for her to cross in front of him, police said last week. As she stepped into the street, the woman said, the SUV accelerated and hit her, then stopped so a passenger could say “Ha ha, b-----,” before fleeing, police said.

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