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    LASD West Hollywood Vehicle Crashed Into a Lexus on Santa Monica Blvd

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    A West Hollywood Sheriff’s SUV of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) crashed into an black Lexus on the Fourth of July. The incident occurred in front of the Tail O’ The Pup hot dog stand at Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard, shutting down the right eastbound lane to moving traffic for hours.

    According to a West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputy, at roughly 4:30 p.m., an Uber driver made an abrupt stop in front of the sheriff’s SUV, causing a collision with another vehicle. The deputy tried to avoid hitting the Uber driver and accidentally collided with the black Lexus in the right lane. The Uber driver, deemed at fault for the abrupt stop, was cited for causing the accident. The damage appears to be minor, but an investigation shut down the right lane heading east. No one was injured.

    According to Vehicle Code § 22109 CVC, California law prohibits motorists from stopping or suddenly decreasing the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal when there is an opportunity to do so.

    A violation of this code section  is punishable by a $238 fine. Drivers who fail to follow this statute may become victims of rear-end auto collisions.

    The language of the statute reads:

    No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle on a highway without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is an opportunity to give the signal.

    Examples of unlawful acts include:

    • stopping a vehicle without giving an appropriate hand signal,
    • slamming on the brakes with inoperable brake lights,
    • quickly halting near crosswalks or stop signs without any corresponding arm signal.

    Penalties

    A violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22109 is an infraction, different from a felony or misdemeanor charge.

    The traffic offense is punishable by:

    • a maximum fine of $238, and
    • one point assessed to the driver’s DMV driving record.
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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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    Seeking Clarity
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    15 days ago

    What makes this article confusing is the words “head-on collision.”
    It sounds more like the LASD SUV side-swiped the Lexis. “Head-on” collisions are “nose to nose” or engine to engine.

    Ronald Burgundy
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    15 days ago

    Unless the Uber’s brake lights weren’t operating the vehicle following has a duty to keep a safe following distance. On top of that it should be LASD policy to have CHP conduct the TC investigation and determine fault.

    Urine town
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    16 days ago

    Why did the Uber driver stop all of a sudden like that …was he texting and driving as usual we need to increase the fines of texting and driving to $1000

    Cy Husain
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    16 days ago

    We don’t know what caused the Uber Driver to stop &, there MIGHT be a valid reason for stopping. We know that the sheriff’s deputies crashed into the back of a black lexus. In rear end collisions the rear driver is usually at fault BUT, NOT always. After the accident, the deputies squeezed their morbidly obese bodies out of their luxury SUV to place blame elsewhere by pinning their hopes on a driver in front being at fault for a rear-end collision if intoxicated or distracted. NO signs of intoxication, their last hope’s on claiming the Driver was distracted.

    Last edited 16 days ago by Cy Husain
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