The driver of a moped hit a pedestrian on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica on Saturday evening, resulting in serious injuries to the pedestrian.
The accident happened at about 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Ninth St. in Santa Monica. There is no traffic signal at the intersection. The pedestrian was crossing Wilshire southbound at 9th St., in the east crosswalk. The driver of the moped was eastbound on Wilshire in the No. 1 lane. The moped driver slammed into the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 52-year-old male, suffered injuries to his entire body. He was transported to a local trauma center in serious condition.
The moped driver, a 32-year-old woman, fell off the moped and suffered minor injuries.
According to Sergeant Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department, the moped driver failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries after being struck by a car, truck, motorcycle or moped, you should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Do not speak with the at-fault driver's insurance company; it could hurt your injury claim. A lawyer at McGee, Lerer & Associates, a Santa Monica personal injury firm, is available 24-7 to provide a free consultation.