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Fatal Traffic Collision on ‘Dangerous Curve’ of San Vicente



A cargo van hit a tree and rolled numerous times on Saturday morning, ejecting the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene. (Photos: Leeor Shlomo for Weho Daily)

West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene of a fatal traffic collision on San Vicente Blvd this morning.

The single vehicle traffic collision occurred around 7:30AM Saturday morning on San Vicente between Rosewood and Beverly.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, a white Ford Econoline van was driving southbound on San Vicente from Melrose and collided with a tree.  The vehicle rolled several times ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver suffered extensive head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred on a stretch of San Vicente Blvd where residents have been seeking changes to slow down traffic.  After a study, the City of West Hollywood determined that an additional traffic light and cross walk were not appropriate in the area and that speeding was not a significant problem.

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  1. Michael King

    July 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    “Speeding is not a significant problem”


  2. Rangeley Resident

    July 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Sure, “Speeding is not a significant problem” and “West Hollywood does not have a drunk driving problem.”

  3. Ismael Andrade

    August 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    All the other assholes that commented above do not speak without truly knowing the details this person was my cousin this had nothing to do with drunk driving he fell asleep at the weel and his foot was on the pedal wich caused him to speed up.

  4. brandon

    August 28, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    ismael, sorry about your cousin…it sucks to lose someone you love especially when it could have been avoided. calling these people who live near that section of san vicente assholes is inappropriate and uncalled for. whether your cousin was speeding on purpose or fell asleep is inconsequential when you are scrambling to get out of his way as he’s racing toward you. the truth is that his was one of a million speeding cars on that street and the problem should be addressed. if you read the comments again, you’ll see that no one accused your cousin of drunk driving, they were simply saying that for the city to say that people don’t speed right there is like saying that people don’t drive drunk in weho. it’s a shame that he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, he would most likely have walked away from the accident if he had been buckled in.

  5. Ismael Andrade

    August 30, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Im sorry I understand I was just very angry at the moment and also emotianal. My cousin was a 21 year old hard working man who had two jobs and also went to college he had just graduated and was going to be in the criminal justice field when this happened he had just left his security guard job and was tired so this followed.

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