January 15, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Two Pedestrians Hurt in Crash with Suspected DUI Driver on Maltman Ave.
Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2023) – Officials in Silver Lake responded to the scene of a DUI crash on Friday night, January 13th. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Maltman Avenue.
According to a report from police, a Tesla was traveling on Maltman Avenue when the driver hit several parked vehicles. The car suffered heavy damage but continued on, striking two pedestrians. One of the pedestrians was holding a dog at the time of the crash. After striking the pedestrians, the Tesla became inoperable, and the driver fled on foot.
The two victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital. Following an investigation, the driver of the Tesla was apprehended by police and charged with driving under the influence. Other charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victims following this Silver Lake pedestrian accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable crash victims on our roadways. While the actual number of pedestrian accidents is lower than other types of collisions, the results are often more devastating. According to statistics, more than 80% of pedestrians who are involved in crashes will also suffer injuries as a result of the crash. A pedestrian has no protection from the impact of the collision and, as a result, will often find themselves suffering from major injuries when they are struck by a vehicle. Many pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles are caused by negligent or inattentive drivers. These drivers have no little regard for the safety of others, and their actions can negatively change many lives in an instant.
A Silver Lake pedestrian crash must be carefully investigated by police. Officers will look at all of the circumstances surrounding the accident in order to understand how it occurred and who should be held responsible. This investigation can result in criminal charges and can also be the basis for civil liability. Under California law, injured accident victims can bring a case against the driver who caused the crash to happen.
Here at Madison Law Group, our team of attorneys takes pride in assisting injured crash victims and their families. We know what it takes to get through this difficult time in your life. That is why we are here for you every step of the way. Our firm prides itself on ensuring that careless drivers are held fully responsible for the damage that they have caused.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our firm always provides free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, you can feel comfortable knowing that we are giving you the best advice for your specific situation. To schedule your appointment with a pedestrian accident attorney in Los Angeles, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.
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