Woman, 20, suspected of DUI in death of transient lying in Los Angeles alley

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A homeless man lying in an alley was struck and killed by a 20-year-old driver suspected of DUI in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles early Thursday.

The incident was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the area of South Alvarado and Maryland streets.

The unidentified driver was traveling northbound in a nearby alley when she struck the 32-year-old man who a Los Angeles Department spokesperson said was lying down.

A canopy is set up following a fatal crash in Westlake on May 2, 2024. (KTLA)

The unidentified victim, who police said was homeless, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, who is not of legal drinking age, stayed at the scene but was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.