Nine people were injured in a pedestrian accident in Westlake after a pickup truck jumped a curb and struck several people on the morning of June 11.
According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred in the 600 block of South Alvarado Street. The driver of a Ford F-150 told the LAPD that he was driving on Wilshire Boulevard when he saw what he believed was a man pointing a gun at him.
Ongoing Crash Investigation
The man said he swerved to avoid the supposed gunman and lost control of his vehicle, which jumped onto the sidewalk and struck several vendors and pedestrians. In total, nine people were struck including two 8-year-old children, police said. Six of the people who were struck were hospitalized including one adult with serious injuries. All are expected to survive.
Police interviewed both the driver and witnesses at the scene and determined that there was no armed person at the scene. Officials also said they found no evidence of driver impairment. LAPD is investigating the circumstances leading up to this injury crash. Anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD at 213-833-3713.
We are relieved to note that no one suffered life-threatening injuries in this horrific crash. We wish all those who were injured the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Compensation for Injured Victims
In this particular case, we trust officials are still looking into what caused the driver of the pickup truck to lose control of the vehicle and strike the pedestrians. Officials say the driver didn’t seem impaired. However, officials could not corroborate his story about trying to dodge a gunman. We trust they are looking into whether the man intentionally crashed into the pedestrians or whether he did so because he was distracted or inattentive.
In pedestrian accident cases where negligence is a factor, injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. An experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer will analyze all aspects of the incident and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.