Suge Knight MugshotSt. Petersburg, FL- Police Death Row records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested early Friday morning in connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed one man and left another man with major injuries.
KTLA reports that the accident occurred Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in Compton. Knight was in a red pickup truck talking to two men when the conversation became heated and an argument broke out.
Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA that Knight allegedly reversed his truck and ran over the two men. He then drove his truck forward and ran over the two men a second time.
Corina said the accident looked like and intentional act and Knight would be charged with homicide.
One of the men was pronounced dead on the scene and the other was taken to the hospital.
According to KTLA, Knight was in Compton working on a video and was seen arguing with two crew members earlier in the day.
Knight’s attorney James Blatt told the Associated Press that his client accidently struck the two men when he fled the scene out of fear for his safety. Blatt was confident that as the investigation progressed his client would be exonerated of the charges.
Knight founded Death Row Records and signed some well-known names in the rap including Tupak Shakur, Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre. Knight was driving the night Shakur was shot and killed.
This isn’t the only hit-and-run accident this week to grab the headlines.
Earlier this week authorities in Hollywood, Florida, a man was caught on tape running over his pregnant girlfriend and fleeing the scene of the accident on foot. There were at least two eyewitnesses and the event was caught in video.
In the video 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen can be scene crossing a street. As she steps onto the sidewalk a Dodge Charger comes speeding along and barrels straight into the woman then slams into a light pole. One witness told Fox 6 Now that the Noordhuizen went flying onto the hood of the charger and back to the ground.
Amazingly Noordhuizen suffered only minor injuries, but her boyfriend Justin Colby is facing attempted homicide charges.
Global Grind reports that Colby was charged with hit-and-run three years ago after he struck his brother.
Most hit-and-runs aren’t intentional. Motorists usually flee the scene of the accident because they are afraid of getting to trouble. They might be driving without a license or they might be intoxicated and are afraid of the repercussions. Fortunately, for hit-and-run accident victims, police are really good at tracking down these drivers and making them take responsibility for their actions.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you will benefit from having a Florida accident attorney on your team. They will help you conquer any difficulties you may encounter when seeking compensation for your injuries and property damage. Expert legal representation is essential for all Florida accident victims who want to get a personal injury settlement that completely covers their accident-related expenses and their emotional distress.

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