Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident at Santa Monica and Sawtelle Boulevards
LOCATION: Los Angeles
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, August 4th
September 27, 2018 – An unidentified pedestrian was injured after being struck by an alleged drunk driver in the area of Santa Monica and Sawtelle boulevards.
According to ABC News, the accident happened on August 4, Saturday.
Primary reports indicated a 64-year-old pedestrian was on the sidewalk leaving a nearby theater. The elderly was reportedly struck by a passing Bird electric scooter driven by 28-year-old Nicholas Kauffroath.
The impact thrown the victim onto the ground. It was not immediately disclosed if the man was taken to the hospital or was provided treatment at the location. The identity of the elderly have not been disclosed thus far.
DUI Driver Nicholas Kauffroath Arrested After Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident
Meanwhile, officials mentioned Kauffroath failed to stop after hitting the pedestrian. Shortly after the incident, Kaufforath was located near the crash site and was then taken into custody. As per the article, the suspect was placed on 36 months of probation, ordered to pay a $550 fine and also required to complete a three-month DUI alcohol program.
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that Mr. Nicholas Kauffroath will be held responsible for the pedestrian accident that resulted in injuries to an innocent person. In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future due to work absence from injury.
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