Cars Hit Pedestrian and Cyclist on Santa Monica Boulevard This Afternoon

A cyclist hit by a car on Santa Monica Boulevard at Fuller Avenue (Photo by Jim Garrecht / ANG News)

One car hit a pedestrian on Santa Monica Boulevard at Formosa and another hit a bicyclist on Santa Monica at Fuller this afternoon.

It was just after 4 p.m. when a car displaying an Uber placard struck a pedestrian on Santa Monica at Formosa. Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department officers and West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision.

A bystander overheard the driver telling Sheriff’s deputies that he was headed west on Santa Monica Boulevard and attempting to make a left turn to head south on Formosa. While attempting to make the left turn, his attention was focused on a jeep headed towards him. As he turned, his car hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Details on the condition of the patient were not immediately available. West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies are handling the investigation. The driver told a photographer on the scene that he was not using the Uber app when the accident occurred.

Just before 6 p.m. today a car struck a man riding a bicycle on Santa Monica Boulevard. L.A. County Fire Department personnel responded to the accident at the intersection of Fuller Avenue and Santa Monica after what appeared to be a minor collision. The man on the bicycle appeared uninjured and declined to be transported to the hospital. West Hollywood Sheriff deputies responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Car that hit pedestrian on Santa Monica at Formosa. (Photo by Jim Garrecht / ANG News)

  1. Santa Monica Boulevard in the Great City of West Hollywood should made car-free only accessible to Public Transit, just like the Downtown Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade! That would solve a-lot of problems. I was just at a protest in South LA Wednesday 4/11/18 over a cyclist who was struck and killed Tuesday 4/10/18 by a driver of a white porsche cayenne that fled the scene. Later in the day an angry driver of a gold toyota avalon jumped out of her car assaulting people and shortly there after got back into her car, ran through a red light hitting a pedestrian. As the toyota struck the pedestrian, it passed right by an LAPD patrol SUV too busy harassing protesters exercising their 1st Amendment Rights of Peaceful Assembly to pursue the intentional criminal vehicular assault! Please see Biking in LA.

    We have already had dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries just this year inflicted by drivers who feel entitled to hit pedestrians and cyclists over a simple matter of being inconvenienced. It is well past time that we start taking over intersections completely shutting down traffic, until the authorities start prioritizing the lives of pedestrians and cyclists over over the whims of bourgeoisie drivers of luxury vehicles!

    1. Cy, are you seriously suggesting that SMB, a major thoroughfare, used by thousands of Angelenos each day to travel through the City of West Hollywood (and other westside cities) be closed to traffic? I definitely think that bicycle safety needs major improvement, but comparing our thoroughfare to downtown Santa Monica’s Third Street just isn’t the same. Third Street doesn’t have thousands of commuters trying to go down it every day.

      I think we have to accept the reality that we live along Route 2, always have, and unless people ditch their cars, it will always be a major thoroughfare for getting people from one side of Los Angeles to another. That doesn’t mean we can’t try to implement safety improvements, at the same time, but closing it is not an option. Look at what happens, even on a Sunday, when we close Sunset for a marathon. Or SMB for Halloween or Pride.

      1. YES, I would like to close SMB down permanently! Let’s see the bourgeoisie drivers of luxury vehicles take public transit or even get some exercise on a bicycle. 🙂

  2. More cars, more accidents. It’s a nightmare over there near La Brea. Drove through not long ago and it was bumper to bumper with angry drivers.

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