Driver Sentenced in Strip Club Crash

A man admitted he was drunk when he used a car to hit Sal Wilson and another man in the parking lot of Sam's Hofbrau on March 10

By Jason Kandel
|  Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:12 AM PDT
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Man Rams 2 Men with Car in Strip Club Parking Lot: Police

Sal Wilson, who was struck by a car outside Sam's Hofbrau, a Los Angeles strip club, addresses the media after a court hearing for the man accused of being behind the wheel of the car that maimed Wilson and another man on March 10, 2013.

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Crash Amputee Faces Alleged Drunk Driver in Court

Terrence Meeks, the man accused of slamming his BMW into two men in front of a Downtown LA strip club, was arraigned Monday. Salvador Wilson, one of the victims who lost both legs, was there to see him. He is still haunted by the crash. Jane Yamamoto reports from Downtown LA the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on March 25, 2013.

Crash Amputee Victim: "It's Devastating"

Sal Wilson, whose legs were amputated after he was pinned between two vehicles, talks about the "devastating" impact the crash had on his life and the charges filed against the driver. Raw video from Monday March 25, 2013.
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A Paramount man who admitted driving under the influence when he slammed his BMW into two men that resulted in each victim losing limbs was sentenced to five years and four months in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, was sentenced after pleading no contest in June to getting behind the wheel of his car March 10 in the parking lot of Sam's Hofbrau, an LA strip club.

Meeks rammed his vehicle into a parked Mini Cooper, pinning two men standing in front of the car, prosecutors said.

The force of the crash severed both legs of one victim and crushed the right leg of the other victim so badly it had to be amputated.

In exchange for his plea, one count of driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury was dismissed.

Salvador Wilson, who had his legs severed below the knees, said has said he has nightmares.

"I wake up in sweats. I see his face. I see the car coming and I can’t get it out of my head," he said during a press conference outside a court hearing for Meeks in March.

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