SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (November 14, 2022) – Steven Weems, 23, has been arrested for driving his Porsche Cayenne into a crowded South LA street carnival, injuring at least six people.
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Police officers attempted to pull over Weems, who was in a white Porsche Cayenne, but instead he fled and drove toward the street carnival on South Trinity Street. Weems crashed through a cement railing and into the street carnival.
Six people were injured as a result of the crash, with victim ages ranging between 30 to 50, and taken to the hospital with varying degrees of injury. All the victims are expected to survive.
Weems is being held on $50,000 bail for felony hit-and-run, according to the LAPD, after his vehicle was found by police and he was later detained.
We will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available to us.
Liability In South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
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Investigating Steven Weems’ Hit-and-Run in South Los Angeles
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to all the victims who were injured by Steven Weems’ reckless actions. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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