[08-20-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Woman Struck by DUI Tesla Driver Along West Hollywood

[08-20-2023] Woman Struck by DUI Tesla Driver Along West HollywoodA woman was struck by a DUI driver behind the wheels of a Tesla in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, early Sunday morning, August 20, 2023.

Authorities responded to the incident around 1:30 a.m. at Santa Monica Boulevard and Genesee Avenue, where paramedics tended to an unconscious, injured woman and administered CPR.

The driver of the black Tesla was questioned by the LA Sheriffs at the scene and was requested to comply with sobriety tests, but he was initially non-compliant.

After a field sobriety test, the Tesla driver was immediately detained for showing clear signs and symptoms of intoxication.

The victim was transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The current condition of the woman is currently unknown. No further information regarding the identities of the perpetrator and victim was disclosed.

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7 Steps to Take After a DUI Accident

Another driver’s recklessness can cause severe damage and affect the lives of others permanently. Being a victim of a DUI-caused accident is a tragedy that could have been avoided by the other party being responsible. If you or someone you know is involved in such an accident, the following steps may be helpful.

  1. Prioritize Yourself: Prioritize getting immediate medical attention and contact the authorities if you are directly involved in the accident.
  2. Work With a California Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyer: Work with an experienced DUI accident lawyer to help you navigate through the legal process and ensure you receive fair compensation.
  3. Do Not Admit or Accept Fault: Refrain from admitting or stating anything about the accident that can harm your case, as this may affect your ability to receive compensation.
  4. Avoid Making Statements: Avoid making unnecessary statements about the incident without consulting an attorney. These statements could be used against you in legal proceedings.
  5. Do Not Settle: Avoid settling negotiations directly with the perpetrator, which could result in lower compensation. It’s essential to clearly understand the extent of the damages before considering any settlement offers through a legal team.
  6. Never Sign Without Consulting: Only sign documents with an attorney present or after consulting one to protect you and your rights to be exercised fully.
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DUI Accident Statistics

Driving under the influence of any substance—including authorized prescription pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and marijuana—is unlawful and carries severe financial and legal repercussions. The accompanying costs for first-time offenders might be as high as $10,000; in California, an infraction is projected to cost around $13,500.

A 2021 study by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows an average of 455 DUI arrests for every 100,000 drivers in 2019. Totaling 124121 arrests for that year alone. With 27,333 alcohol-related crashes and 2,998 drug-related crashes.

California’s Office of Traffic Safety is actively working with other partners to raise awareness about the risks associated with drugged driving to reduce injuries and deaths on the state’s roads.

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