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Chicago man charged in Burbank hit-and-run

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From staff reports

A 21-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident after being allegedly identified as the driver of a car that struck a Burbank grandfather riding his bike to work last week.

Burbank police identified the man as Obidise Walker and said he was also issued several traffic citations. Charged were filed May 12.

“He had no respect for nobody. He just flew,” the victim John Fisher Sr. told WLS-Channel 7. “I’m glad I’m living, basically, because he hit me good. I went flying right on the cement.”

Fisher said he was taking his normal route to work last Wednesday morning when he was hit at 86th and Nottingham. His injuries are hard to miss, as he’s mottled with bruising and using a walker after leaving the hospital on Friday.

Home surveillance video captured the hit-and-run clearly.

“I was driving my bike and he just … He went right through the stop sign,” Fisher said.

Video shows a white car driving down 86th before going through the stop sign at Nottingham and crashing into Fisher, knocking him off of his motor bike.

“My bike went flying. I went flying,” Fisher said. “That’s where I take that road every day to work. Then he just comes flying right through the stop sign, and he pressed the gas.”

A neighbor immediately ran to help him.

“If it wasn’t for the neighbors coming out and seeing this, he could’ve been left for dead,” his wife Debra Fisher told WLS-Channel 7.

The driver sped away after the crash.

“It’s a nightmare. I would have never expected to see that type of video and this guy not stop,” said his son John Fisher Jr.

Fisher Sr. said he was left with a severe head injury, as well as some broken bones.

Walker was released on bond. Court information was not available.

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