Man struck by car early Friday morning

A man was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle early Friday morning on Santa Monica Blvd.

According to the above eyewitness account, the collision occurred at about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

After striking the man, the driver of the vehicle did a U-turn and returned to the scene as authorities arrived to investigate. McCormick Ambulances took the victim to receive medical treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

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Todd
Todd
1 year ago

I came across the closure of SMB at 5 am as I headed out for cardio. The guard at the MTA lot explained what happened, although he thought the person had been killed. At least the “douchebag” driving the white Maserati sedan turned around and took responsibility. He was arrested after failing a sobriety test according to the MTA guy. No clue if it was drinking or something else. I’m very glad to hear the person hit wasn’t killed and I hope he recovers. It’s frustrating that this still happens, despite the convenient crosswalks with traffic lights and flashing road-embedded… Read more »

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

SMB in the Great City of West Hollywood should be shut down permanently to private vehicles and, serviced exclusively by Public Transit just like the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica ❗

Cyborg
Cyborg
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Here you go again Cy, SMB is a state road. Your pontifications of “shoulds” is unrealistic.

Observer
Observer
1 year ago
Reply to  Cyborg

Actually, as I recall, the City of West Hollywood acquired SMB from the State (or maybe LA County) a number of years ago. As far as I know, the City owns it and is responsible for it.

SeeMe
SeeMe
1 year ago

Sad for all involved. I hope the person struck fully recovers and I also hope that Uber and Lyft can get their acts together again so people are less inclined to take risks by driving themselves when they go out.

Curtis
Curtis
1 year ago

SLOW DOWN…PAY ATTENTION…DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!!!!! See how simple that is???

Curtis
Curtis
1 year ago

He is currently in critical condition. The driver failed the sobriety test & was arrested for DUI.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 year ago

Bad things happen at 2AM.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

That is NOT an excuse for a DUI perpetrator!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago

Driver was in a Maserati. I’m so sick of the drunk douchebags racing down SMB at night.

Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Maybe the “douchebag” was the pedestrian jaywalking? The article doesn’t say where the accident happened on SMB and god knows the drunks in this city like to jaywalk

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Other outlets reported the driver was booked for a DUI.

Still like playing devil’s advocate?

Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

If the douche was drunk and jaywalking still makes him douche. If he doesn’t think to cross in all those beautiful bright crosswalks the city wasted money on that’s his fault

Wesley McDowell
Wesley McDowell
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Wasted money on signaled crosswalks? If spending money on pedestrian safety is your idea of wasting money, then I say waste some more!

John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Maybe they were both Douchie and Drunk.

Curtis
Curtis
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

It happened on front of Trunks bar. There are crosswalks at Palm & San Vicente

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

In California, drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable and due care to ensure the safety of pedestrians on the road. Vehicle Code 21950 requires motorists to yield to pedestrians. VC 21950 (c) places additional responsibilities on motorists in that it requires drivers to exercise due care when approaching pedestrians. Reality is that DRIVERS have a higher burden of legal responsibility then pedestrians especially when the 2 are involved in an accident. With DUI, the driver’s goose is cooked ❗

John Daniel Tyrell
John Daniel Tyrell
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

his choice in vehicle makes him more douchie?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago

Driving a Maserati drunk at 2am makes him douchie, yes.

WeHoMikey
WeHoMikey
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

You an idjut.

Cy Husain
1 year ago

More like a “douchie” is attracted is attracted to a certain make of vehicle, even worse they always seem to be attracted to me❗

Sigh Who's Sane?
Sigh Who's Sane?
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Sorry, Stevie. Driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated wins the “douchebag” award — and it’s also a possible felony when there are bodily injuries to others.

Last edited 1 year ago by Sigh Who's Sane?
Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago

Felony in Kalifornia??? LOL, there won’t be any felony charges won against this poor driver that hit some fool jaywalking.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

I’m pretty sure any dui in which there is an injury (even if just yourself) is a felony in California. The jaywalking is irrelevant.

Juan
Juan
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

I think you have forgotten about the illustrious Far Left Lawless new LA District Attorney. The driver will most likely get a warning (with free drink tickets and an Uber discount)

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Why do you keep defending a drunk driver?

This is bizarre.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Could have something to do with the FACT that affluent white males have the highest rates of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) than anyone else ❓

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