Officer Gregory Park, 45, Killed in Van Nuys Accident on Victory Boulevard
VAN NUYS, Los Angeles (July 30, 2018) – An on-duty traffic officer hit and killed along Victory Boulevard on Friday has been identified as Gregory Park, according to NBC Los Angeles and The Daily News.
The 45-year-old Los Angeles Department of Transportation traffic officer was the victim of a tragic accident which occurred on July 27 at about 7:15 a.m.
As per the reports, police said Officer Park was outside his vehicle issuing a parking citation when he was struck by a vehicle in the 15200 block of Victory Boulevard. The car that hit him was involved in a separate collision with another motorist.
LADOT Traffic Officer Hit by Car in Van Nuys, July 27
Officer Park was rushed to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. He had been an employee of the transportation department’s parking enforcement office for 12 years and was based out of the Valley office.
Meanwhile, authorities did indicate whether or not the driver who struck the officer stopped following the accident. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members, colleagues and friends of Officer Gregory Park during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which motorist ultimately caused the deadly incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way party. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the surviving family of Officer Gregory Park will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault individual.
Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Contact our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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