Anthony Chay Hollywood: Anthony Chay From Sun Valley Killed In North Hollywood Car Accident While Riding Scooter By Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – A 20-year-old film student identified as Anthony Chay has tragically died in a car accident while he was riding his scooter by Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street.
Los Angeles police are saying that Anthony Chay was hit as he was stopped at a red light. Surveillance footage shows the speeding driver of a car hit the victim from behind.
Anthony Chay’s scooter was launched into the air after it was hit by the Audi.Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts he was later pronounced dead
The woman behind the wheel of the Audi was transported to the hospital and appears to have been under the influence of a narcotic. A Go Fund Me has been created in order to help the victim’s mother who lost her only son.
Scooter Accident Statistics
According to one report from CNET, “Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles examined data from two emergency departments from Sept. 1, 2017, to Aug. 31, 2018, and found that 249 people required medical care from scooter accidents. One-third of those patients arrived at the hospital in an ambulance.” Even if scooter rider is perfectly safe, they remain at serious risk of injury or death from careless drivers.
The surge in scooter accidents has come hand in hand with the rise of companies like Lime and Bird. These scooter companies have flooded cities like Los Angeles and San Diego with scooters that anyone can ride as long as they have the app. Unfortunately, victims of scooter accidents are often receiving catastrophic injuries like head trauma, spinal injuries, broken bones and in many cases death. Depending on the specific facts of any case, there may be multiple forms of liability for a scooter accident.
Liability In Scooter Accidents
Drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicle in a safe manner and drive according to the prevailing conditions. It is a felony to cause an accident with bodily injury while under the influence. According to the California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
What many people do not realize is that California law does not discriminate between drugs and alcohol in order for a person to be labeled “under the influence.” A person may even be considered under the influence if they were taking prescription or over the counter medications. Every person has a responsibility to check with a doctor or pharmacist about how certain drugs will affect their ability to drive.
If a person chooses to drive their vehicle under the influence and cause an accident they may face civil as well as criminal liability. The family of any victim that dies in a scooter accident is able to seek justice by filing a civil claim under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can include compensation in order to cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Scooter Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Anthony Chay. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help the victim’s family. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. This tragedy was entirely preventable.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a scooter accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or would like a free investigation into a specific incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.