WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Thursday, October 15, a deputy-involved traffic collision in West Hollywood killed a pedestrian and critically injured two West Hollywood Sheriff Deputies.
The initial collision between the West Hollywood deputy patrol car and another vehicle occurred in the 8800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, near the intersection of Palm Avenue.
Immediately following the initial collision, the deputy patrol car “careened onto the sidewalk and struck two pedestrians before coming to rest after striking fixed objects, including a light pole and a tree,” stated the West Hollywood Sherriff’s Station’s Facebook page.
The accident took place just after 11:00 p.m. when the two West Hollywood Sheriff Deputies were responding to a reported domestic assault.
The deputy patrol car had red lights and sirens on while heading eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The two pedestrians and two deputies who sustained injuries during the collision were transported to a local hospital.
The West Hollywood Sheriff Department’s Facebook page further indicated that both deputies have serious injuries, but are listed in stable condition. One of the pedestrians who was transported to the hospital, died of injuries he sustained. The name of the victim has not yet been released to the public. The second male pedestrian had non life-threatening injuries.
Investigations have been ongoing, with the California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team conducting their own independent investigation to gather details on contributing factors that could have lead to the cause of the accident.
Both directions of Santa Monica Boulevard, between San Vicente Boulevard and Hancock Avenue were closed while the investigation took place. As of 11:45 p.m., the West Hollywood Station released an advisory alert to the public, which indicated that Santa Monica Boulevard had re-opened to normal east and west traffic from San Vicente to La Cienega.