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91-year-old Man Killed After Being Struck with an Electric Scooter by a Suspected DUI Driver

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A 91-year-old man walking on the sidewalk on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice around 9:20 PM last Saturday, died after being struck by an electric scooter.

The driver, James Cody Skene, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and was booked into jail the following morning. He was primarily held on $100,000 bail but has been released after posting bond.

There were two people aboard the electric scooter at the time, James and a female passenger, and were both thrown off from the scooter and onto the sidewalk upon striking the old man. The victim received immediate medical aid but later died due to his sustained injuries.

The LAPD has not yet identified the victim as his next kin had not been notified. No additional details were provided and further investigation is still ongoing.

Electric scooters have gained popularity among commuters. It’s fun to use, economical, and can almost get you anywhere on half the price as the other transport vehicles. However, just like any other mode of transportation, scooters also present potential risks to both the driver and pedestrians. Since these were originally designed for luxury and enjoyment, reckless behavior such as speeding, counterflow, and the like prove to be even more accident-prone.

If you fall victim to this type of accident, it is best to seek legal advice and representation from a top accident attorney who has vast knowledge and reputable experience in handling such claims. At Mesriani Law Group, we offer exactly that and a no win no fee guarantee to all our clients. Contact us today to get a free consultation.

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Rodney Mesriani
Rodney Mesriani

Rodney Mesriani is the principal partner of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica based Mesriani Law Group. He specializes in personal injury and employment law while also being an accomplished litigator and trial attorney. Rodney is an aggressive negotiator and a well-known and respected attorney in the areas of practice he specializes in.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge before attending Southwestern School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While being an accomplished personal injury and employment lawyer, Rodney Mesriani has made it a point to attend numerous State Sponsored MCLE events and seminars over the years as a law practitioner to be informed of the latest laws and litigation strategies.



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