A woman was hit by a car last night while in a crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard at Hayworth Avenue near Baby Blues restaurant.
Lt. William Nash of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and that sheriff’s deputies are looking for him. Nash said the accident occurred at bout 1 a.m. today. The woman suffered trauma to her head and was treated on the scene by the L.A. County Fire Department. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Nash said, and is expected to recover.
In response to a rash of vehicle collisions with pedestrians last year, West Hollywood appropriated $1.4 million to implement a crosswalk safety campaign.
The campaign has included a public safety campaign reminding pedestrians to be observant when crossing the street, the installation of lighted signs warning and signs between lanes to warn vehicles approaching crosswalks and raised pavement markers. The city plans to install stop lights synchronized with traffic lights at major crosswalks such as that on Santa Monica Boulevard at Westmount.