An injured hiker had to be airlifted out of Griffith Park following an assault. The victim was in critical condition.
According to Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, police responded to the scene around 2:30 p.m. following a call that a male hiker of unknown age had been assaulted. Two hikers had spotted the man and immediately called the police. Once on the scene, the LAFD identified the man, in his thirties, had sustained life-threatening injuries. According to he hikers, he man had blood all over his face. The man did not have any identification on him, and was not immediately identified.
Victim of Assault was Airlifted
The victim had to be airlifted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via an LAPD helicopter. He is expected to survive despite the fact that he had been severely beaten.
The assailant has not been located. Griffith Park is a very popular hiking location for local hikers, joggers, and dog-walkers. Earlier this year, Police warned the local community about two other sexual assault attempts that had happened in the park. It’s unclear if these incidents are linked, but police are warning visitors to the park to be wary of any suspicious behavior.
If you have been injured in an assault, you need the help of an assault lawyer that can help build your case and defend you in a court of law. Working with an assault lawyer can help you recoup any financial losses that result from time spent in the hospital, in recovery, and any lost wages.
Source: KTLA 5, Griffith Park Hiker Assaulted, Airlifted in Critical Condition, November 3, 2014
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