Big Boy, who is a well-known radio host from Los Angeles, was involved in a car accident just last Tuesday in Calabasas and he believes the accident was “meant for him.”
 
It was during the daylight hours when Big Boy was driving in Calabasas with a friend. Big Boy, whose real name is Kurt Alexander, wasn’t driving but recalled the rear-end accident that could have taken his life. He told a reporter from the Huffington Post that his seat belt saved his life as it kept him in place after his vehicle had been hit. The news outlet went on to share footage of the accident scene along with an interview with Big Boy who discussed events from the accident.
Apparently, the man who had hit Big Boy’s vehicle is a prosecutor who happens to be on leave from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He has been identified as 54-year-old Kenneth Petterson. At first, Big Boy said he thought the man hit his vehicle as a result of using his cell phone, but when he got out of his vehicle, he found Petterson behind the wheel of his car, reaching for his bottle of vodka. To make matters worse, Petterson remained in the driver’s seat and proceeded to drink from the bottle of liquor.
Thankfully, big boy was not injured nor was his friend who had been driving, but they were shocked and in utter disbelief that Petterson, whose primary job had centered around locking people up for driving while under the influence, was engaging in the illegal act himself. The Los Angeles radio personality told the source that he believes the accident was meant for him because had Petterson not hit his vehicle, he could have hit someone else and the repercussions could have been much worse. He could have hit an expecting mother or even a parent taking their kids to school as there is one located just down the street from where the accident occurred.
While Big Boy and many other witnesses stood by to capture video footage of the shocking incident, police eventually arrived and had to assist Petterson out of his vehicle. At one point his pants had fallen down and another time, the former prosecutor stumbled and fell to the ground. Petterson was taken into police custody and NBC Los Angeles reported that he is now facing felony charges along with two outstanding warrants in Ventura County. The source also highlighted that Peterson had been placed on leave from the district attorney’s office since January 2017 after he “failed to pay his California Bar membership fees.” It still isn’t clear, however, why he was on leave.
After the drunk driving accident occurred, Big Boy spoke out regarding the incident in an effort to help spread the message to other motorists that they should never drink and drive. The fact is, this accident could have been much worse. Had Big Boy not been wearing his seatbelt, he could have sustained serious or life-threatening injuries. And had Petterson hit another vehicle heading in a different direction, that accident could have ended with a fatality. Unfortunately, as much as drivers are warned not to get behind the wheel intoxicated, many still do, causing accidents that leave innocent people hurt or fatally injured.
 
After being involved in a wreck with a drunk or negligent driver in Los Angeles, is it best you contact a car accident lawyer who can help you understand what your next steps should be.
If you have been involved in a car crash in Los Angeles, CA with a drunk driver and you are seeking legal aid from a reputable CA car accident lawyer who can help you hold the negligent motorist accountable contact The Ledger Law Firm today. While you might be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained, you also may seek punitive damages which is another form of compensation that is paid and serves as a punishment to the individual who caused the accident.
To learn more about what your case might be worth and how the reliable attorneys at this firm can help you, call them now at 888-908-2584 to schedule a free consultation.
 
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