[10-27-2021] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Injured After an Electric Scooter Accident on 4th Street

A 30-year-old woman identified as Jasemine H. was injured after her electric scooter was struck by a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, October 27.

[10-27-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - One Person Injured After an Electric Scooter Accident on 4th StreetThe crash transpired at approximately 1:00 p.m. near the intersection of South Spring Street and West 4th Street. The woman was reportedly riding a rental electric scooter westbound on 4th street when an eastbound 2020 Chevry Spark suddenly struck her. The driver did not stop to render aid, exited his vehicle, and fled the scene on foot.

Due to the severity of the impact, the woman was ejected into the air and landed headfirst onto the sidewalk. The woman sustained major injuries in the mishap. She was immediately taken to an area hospital and was admitted into the intensive care unit.

The suspect is described as a 20 to a 25-year-old Hispanic man with black hair, standing between 5’6″ and 5’10”, and weighing between 150 and 175 pounds. According to eyewitnesses, he was wearing gray pants with what appeared to be a camouflage pattern and had an unknown tattoo on his right chest. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

Those who have information that can help catch the suspect will be eligible for a $25,000 reward. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact Investigator Diaz at 213-833-3713 or at 36160@lapd.online. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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Hit-and-Run Electric Scooter Accident Statistics

Electric scooters have grown in popularity in California in recent years. Electric scooters have grown in popularity as a low-cost and convenient mode of transportation. Accidents involving electric scooters, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly common.

According to medical records from two UCLA hospitals in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, approximately 249 emergency room visits were related to standing electric scooters between September 1, 2017, and August 1, 2018. The majority of these patients were either hit by cars or fell off their electric scooters.

A hit-and-run driver was involved in this case. A hit-and-run accident is illegal. The California Vehicle Code requires drivers to stop at the scene of an accident, even if only property damage has occurred and no one has been injured. You are the victim of a crime if a driver strikes you but does not stop. The driver faces criminal charges.

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents continue to be common across the country. At least one hit-and-run accident occurs every sixty minutes somewhere in the United States. In 2016, there were approximately 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities in the United States. Every year, about 682,000 hit-and-run accidents occur in the country.

Pedestrians are frequently the victims of hit-and-run accidents. Hit-and-run drivers flee the scene for a variety of reasons. They could be intoxicated or impaired by drugs, have legal issues, be uninsured, or be illegal aliens.

Los Angeles Electric Scooter Accident Attorney for Hit-and-Run Victims

It can be challenging to return to your everyday life after suffering severe injuries in an electric scooter accident. It can be overwhelming and stressful as the accident can affect all aspects of your life, including family, work, and finances.

While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim is encouraged to file a personal injury claim with the assistance of an attorney. Through a personal injury claim, the victim can seek compensation for the damages (such as lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma) caused by the accident.

During this challenging time, attorneys can be a helpful and compassionate legal guides for the victims. They will fight tenaciously for their client’s rights and best interests while also ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable for their negligence.

If you do not immediately seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney, you may lose your legal rights. Obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible after any type of accident, including one involving an e-scooter, is critical to your recovery.

Arash Law’s experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will review the facts of your case at no cost to you, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with an experienced attorney about your hit-and-run scooter accident. To schedule your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or contact us online today.

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