Homeless man struck by, trapped under BMW, hospitalized in critical condition

A homeless man was critically injured Wednesday morning when he was struck by and trapped underneath a car while sleeping on sidewalk in Studio City.

Officers responded about 1:20 a.m. to the area of Ventura Boulevard near Vineland Avenue and found the man trapped beneath a BMW, according to Officer Tony Kuey of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

Firefighters freed the man and transported him to a hospital in critical condition, news outlets reported.

"I see this BMW out of nowhere,'' witness David Salkin told news outlets. "He was at a stop. I guess he was just showing off, gunned it, lost control, started swerving, car hit the sidewalk, jumped up in the air and just slammed back down.''

The driver of the BMW was handcuffed at the scene and police said he would be arrested on suspicion of DUI.

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