LADOT Traffic Officer Hi and Killed by Car in Van Nuys
VAN NUYS, Los Angeles (July 28, 2018) – A traffic officer was killed after an accident along Victory Boulevard on Friday morning, according to KTLA and NBC Los Angeles.
The collision took place at about 7:20 a.m. in the 15200 block of Victory Boulevard.
As per the reports, police said an on-duty Los Angeles Department of Transportation traffic officer was outside of his vehicle when he was struck by at least one of the two vehicles involved in a separate crash.
Fatal Accident on Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys, July 28
The officer was immediately taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, authorities did not specify why and how the two cars collided prior to hitting the victim. They also did not indicate whether or not the driver who hit the officer stopped following the collision.
The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members, colleagues and friends of the officer 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 the deceased officer 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.