West Hollywood saw numerous traffic collisions as the bars closed after Saturday night festivities this weekend. A pedestrian was hit by a possibly drunk driver then asked for a ride. A car ran onto the sidewalk in another incident. And a taxi and another vehicle were involved in still one more collision.
“Just avoid the entire stretch of Santa Monica from La Cienega to Robertson… cops and paramedics everywhere in addition to drunks,” said Weho Daily reader Samantha Stephens during the chaos.
Stephens said that a taxi was in an accident with another vehicle on Santa Monica Blvd at about 2:30AM.
In the Melrose and Fairfax incident, Leeor Shlomo told Weho Daily that a male driver was taken away by paramedics after he ran onto the sidewalk and took out the lights and sent the bus stop flying.
But the strangest incident was a report of a female driver hitting a pedestrian near Santa Monica Blvd and San Vicente. The male victim was said to have simply asked the driver for a ride before the Sheriff came and instead provided a short ride to the driver over to the West Hollywood jail.
“Craziest thing… guy who got hit said wouldn’t call the cops if he could get a ride home with her, and he got in car,” said Weho Daily reader Christof, who was on the scene telling Sheriff’s deputies what he witnessed.
He later updated us and said the woman “who hit him is on her way to the slammer and the guy who got hit is on the way to the hospital.”