Mayor’s sister injured in scooter/pedestrian crash on Santa Monica Blvd.

Debbie Meister, the sister of Mayor Lauren Meister, was hospitalized the week before last after being run over by a scooter rider at the crosswalk of Santa Monica Blvd. and Westmount.

“I stepped into the crosswalk going north, and bam! The scooter seemed to come out of nowhere and went right into me,” Meister said.

Meister was taken immediately to Cedars Sinai Medical center and spent two nights in the hospital after undergoing surgery on that friday. Her injuries included a fractured elbow, broken bones in her right foot and lots of bruises.

Debbie advised all: “Pedestrians beware.”

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Larry Block is a contributor and shareholder in Boystown Media. He is a local business owner, community advocate and has lived or worked in West Hollywood since 1985. Larry has served as Chairman of the Public Facilities Commission and Chairman of the Disability Advisory Board.

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[…] to take on the responsibility that comes with operating a high-speed vehicle capable of causing serious injuries. It’s our job and in our best interest to yield to the pedestrian, to bikes and […]

JES
JES
5 months ago

The scooter rider should be cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a cross walk. Want to bet they were either on their phone or listening to music on a headset. Obviously NOT paying attention to pedestrians, It appears the scooter was on the sidewalk then traversed to the street, there is no way they should not have seen the pedestrian. Apparently scooter riders feel traffic laws do not apply to them! If I were her I would be suing the scooter rider. Too many scooters available in WeHo! Hope the police were called and the scooter rider… Read more »

Jess
Jess
5 days ago
Reply to  JES

What are you talking about? The scooter rider is obviously not riding on the sidewalk and his view of the pedestrian is blocked by the traffic pole. Also who just steps out in to the street without looking first? This could have just as easily been a bike rider with the same outcome. Obviously the scooter rider is at fault but there is nothing indicating he is listening to music or not paying attention, seems like an unfortunate accident, take it easy on the judging

John
John
5 months ago

Please ban these scooters. If not there should be more enforcement of the laws. Bicyclists are just as bad with running red lights and not stopping for Stop signs.

Proud Refugee
Proud Refugee
5 months ago

You morons continue to enable these incompetent politicians will never learn your lesson. You’ll vote for pedophiles, drug addicts and idiots as long as there is a “D” after their name. The chickens have come home to roost.

Chloe Ross
5 months ago

To reirteate…they were gone once. They returned through the City Council. Think about it.

Chloe Ross
5 months ago

Not sure who she should sue. This is a serious accident and illustrates the problem with “scooters” in general. If it was my decision to make, I would. start with the city and their decision to return these toys to the kids to ride like kids. We removed them once, but they came back. I suspect I would name the city council members who thought this was a great idea. I would also sue the kid using the scooter or his parents and the company who abdicated their responsibility to the public by allowing these ‘things” to be available in… Read more »

Frank
Frank
5 months ago

Why would anyone change riding behavior when no one is EVER ticketed on a scooter? Nothing will change. There is no traffic law enforcement in LA. “GTF off the sidewalk” is what I shout when I see someone riding one on the sidewalk.

Chloe Ross
5 months ago
Reply to  Frank

I like the idea of the GTF off the sidewalk.

Jess
Jess
5 days ago
Reply to  Chloe Ross

He wasn’t riding on the sidewalk though? He was obviously riding in the street

M Webb
M Webb
5 months ago

Ban the dangerous scooter/riders and sue the companies out of business. OR — get greedy with the scooter companies and get kickbacks like WEHO gets from pot shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and developers. Duh!

Kurt
Kurt
5 months ago

Both scooter riders broke the law. It’s against the law to run a red light and to ride on the sidewalk.

Crusader
Crusader
5 months ago

FYI, “Cedars Sinai Medical center” is not correct. It is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

Frank
Frank
5 months ago
Reply to  Crusader

lol

Chloe Ross
5 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Duly noted. It that error actionable?

Recent Scooter Study
Recent Scooter Study
5 months ago

Injuries resulting from riders and pedestrians in a recent study(don’t have the numbers) have been substantially underestimated and are higher than those of motorcycles. Public Safety of these devices should have been top of the list for Ms. Cook in developing proper protocol on the job. She has apparently been with the city since 1999 and has perfected the protocol of public speak but severely neglected practical scooter solutions. Could have been a problem solving stepping stone that could have found a solution prior to the overarching public safety mess. As it is she was little more than a decorative… Read more »

John
John
5 months ago

Pedestrians need to look before stepping into the roadway.

Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
5 months ago
Reply to  John

In the video you can see that the guy was illegally on the sidewalk then quickly veers into the street all probably out of her line of sight to her left. Hope they got his information.

Last edited 5 months ago by Carolyn Campbell
Chloe Ross
5 months ago
Reply to  John

Really?

tamponita
tamponita
5 months ago
Reply to  Chloe Ross

really

Jess
Jess
5 days ago
Reply to  Chloe Ross

Yes really, who just steps out in to the road without looking first?

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