NBA free-agent point guard Chris Duhon was intentionally struck by a car over the weekend after a dispute with man in an Orlando mall parking garage, reports said.
Duhon was the victim of a hit-and-run by an unidentified driver around 7 p.m. Saturday in the Plaza Parking Garage, police told Fox 35 Orlando.
The police incident report said that 31-year-old Duhon and his brother-in-law, Julio Hernandez, were walking in the parking garage when the driver of a black Lexus began honking at them to get out of his way. Hernandez told authorities that the driver of the Lexus rolled down his window as he drove by, sparking a verbal altercation between the two parties.
As the argument escalated, the driver, who has yet to be identified, reportedly exited his car and confronted Duhon. The former Los Angeles Lakers guard reportedly argued with the driver until Hernandez separated them. The alleged assailant then got back into his car, the report said.
Hernandez claims that he and Duhon managed to walk about 20 feet away from the scene of the argument before the driver steered his car in their direction. Hernandez managed to avoid the vehicle, but the driver intentionally struck Duhon, according to Fox 35's report.
Duhon landed on the hood of the Lexus, and his head struck the car’s front windshield. After the hit-and-run, Duhon was taken to nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Although no details were released about the nature of his injuries, Hernandez told Fox 35 that Duhon was able to walk out of the hospital under his own power.
Orlando police said that they questioned Duhon about the altercation, but he was unable to recall any details regarding the incident. He reportedly plans to press charges against the driver if the individual is caught.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...