No charges filed in Burbank Dr. pedestrian crash

Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The driver who hit a woman who was crossing Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge on Sunday, May 16, will not face any criminal charges.

The woman was hit by a car Sunday night while leaving The Oasis Bar and Grill.

One witness said the woman ‘stepped in front of a car’ as she tried to cross the roadway to get to her vehicle that was parked across the street at another business.

Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said the driver was not impaired and will not be charged. The woman who was hit remained hospitalized Monday morning.

Hundreds of vehicles were illegally parked along the shoulder of the dark highway Sunday evening as patrons headed into the business.

There are no streetlights in the area.

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