A two year old girl was killed in a high speed police vehicle chase on Thursday late afternoon just before 5:00 PM. The mother of the deceased child was severely injured in the accident and taken to a local hospital. According to investigator at the scene of the accident a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
detective was driving back from court spotted a vehicle speeding. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be identified by local authorities; however they have stated that the individual is 45 years old and a resident of Palmdale. The precise location of the accident was at the intersection of W Avenue and 10th Street. The intersection is bordered by local fast food eateries Taco Bell, KCF, and a Gas Station.
Possible Avenues of Litigation
: Police car chase accident are more frequent than you might think. Such accidents are the cause of hundreds of serious injuries and deaths amongst innocent motorists and pedestrians caught in the middle of the chase. There can be several avenues for compensation for victims of police car chases including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a breach of the duty to peruse a suspect in a manner that would cause the least risk of harm to the general population. See here form more information on Claims against police high speed pursuit accidents
Wrongful Death Claim
: In the State of California certain individuals and relatives of the deceased are able to peruse a wrongful fatality claim against negligent parties. California Wrongful Death Statute states; A cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by any of the following persons or by the decedent’s personal representative on their behalf: (a) The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession
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