Community Crime Alert – Hit and Run, Potential Hate Crime
Just before 2 p.m. today, a hit-and-run traffic incident at Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane, near Bowdoin Lane, was reported to police. The incident resulted in injuries to a pedestrian. Fortunately, the injuries to the victim are not life-threatening.
This incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, as all injury traffic incidents on campus are. Based on the circumstances reported by the victim, the CHP is investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.
The victim reported that the driver made eye contact with the victim, accelerated and struck the victim, and then drove away while shouting “f*** you people.” The victim is an Arab Muslim student at Stanford.
The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV with a tire mounted on the back. Additional information about the suspect will be shared as it is available.
We encourage any witnesses to this incident to come forward and share with law enforcement any information they have. Please contact the CHP at 650-779-2700 or the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.
Stanford is continuing to work to provide a safe and secure campus environment in the context of heightened tensions related to the events in Israel and Gaza. This includes additional security that has been deployed at key locations on campus. If you ever have a concern for your personal safety, please call 911 or 9-911 from a campus telephone.
This alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.