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    A Woman Reportedly Suffers Brain Injury After Being Struck by a Scooter in West Hollywood

    A GoFundMe account seeks the public’s assistance in covering medical bills for a woman who was allegedly struck by a scooter rider in West Hollywood, resulting in a serious brain injury. According to a source, Carrie Brown, an employee at MedMen, claimed to have witnessed the incident, which occurred on Friday, December 29, 2023.

    An alleged report was filed with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. However, the incident was not mentioned during a crime report for the month of December at a regular West Hollywood Public Safety Commission meeting on Monday, January 8, 2023.

    The GoFundMe campaign with details on the incident reads as follows:

    A GoFundMe has been set up to cover the extensive medical bills that the woman, Nicole Stevens and her family are going to have to pay. (see below) Apparently, she lost consciousness and suffered serious brain injury!
    When you read the GoFundMe, you will see a great deal, more detail than what I have included in this email.
    Once again, like the accident on Fountain, and Fairfax, the scooter rider was never cited!

    Hello, My name is Loely Burgos, Founder of PlantEDG and close friend of Nicole Freire Stevens. Aside from being the talented creator of @thehighhoop, Nicole also works as an independent field marketing consultant with PlantEDG. On Friday, December 29, 2023, Nicole arrived at Madmen WeHo to work a promotion for our client Jetty when she was suddenly struck at full speed (approx. 20 miles an hour according to witnesses) by a man riding an electric scooter on the sidewalk. Nicole suffered skull fractures and injuries to her brain, and upon arriving at Cedars Sinai experienced mild seizures and post concussive amnesia.

    Many in the Cannabis Industry know Pete and Nicole Stevens from their time running the Santa Barbara Care Center in Goleta. The first medical dispensary in the Santa Barbara area. They were always welcoming and supportive of licensed brands in the industry so we are coming to that same industry to rally everyone for one of our own. Due to the traumatic brain injury Nicole has sustained she will be on anti-seizure medication for at least 6 month rendering her unable to drive. She also has a great deal of PT and occupational therapy ahead. We know that medical bills will start to come very soon so I have no doubt they will appreciate all of the help we as her friends and family can provide.

    Please note these funds will be going directly to Pete and Nicole. We are only organizers and will NOT be collect any funds. We thank you and wish you a happy and healthy 2024.

    Thank you.”

    The campaign has raised $1,995 of a $30,000 goal as of the posting of this piece.

    To learn more visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nicole-stevens-medical-recovery-fund

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Kiss it
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    3 months ago

    I love that people ride scooters! and we should continually have them legalized here because for every scooter it’s one less car in the road.. I don’t know what people are complaining about they complain about the traffic well for every scooter you see it’s one less car in front of you! And people should freely ride them on the sidewalks, it’s far too dangerous to have a scooter in the bike lane sidewalks are perfectly fine…Pedestrian should be mindful when they see a scooter coming

    Anastasia Beaverhausen
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    3 months ago

    This was clearly a personal owned scooter because rented scooters max out at 11 mph in the city. Can’t rely on a “friend” to be a honest witness, especially when they tell you it was going approx 29 mph.

    David
    David
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    3 months ago

    It’s time to pay, pay, pay.. The city is 100% liable and being negligent. We knew this would happen.

    Pedro
    Pedro
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    3 months ago

    Seems like the council members who voted for this have a lot to answer for.

    ThomasS
    ThomasS
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    3 months ago

    Nothing will stop this untill law suites start flying at the city and related company’s.

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    3 months ago

    Horrible. I thought these companies were supposed to implement technology that prevented scooters from working on sidewalks. What happened to that?

    T. C.
    T. C.
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    3 months ago

    As a scooter owner and regular rider, I say it again: stop riding the damn things on the sidewalk, ya f*ckin’ idiots.

    David Honore
    David Honore
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    3 months ago

    Damn the scooter drivers to hell! They are a hazard to themselves and others.

    I blame the three stooges on the City Council for this

    mike
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    3 months ago

    You can thank the city council for his, The don’t care about their citizens in West Hollywood or the entire state anymore . They use Identity politics to stay into power. Vote them ALL out. Continuing the e-scooter and e-bike program passed in a split 3-2 vote at the Dec. 18 City Council meeting. The vote officially formalized what was previously a pilot program in West Hollywood. The item also extended the current program operating agreement with the dockless mobility partners through March 31. In the interim, the city manager will finalize and execute new agreements for a revised program,… Read more »

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