A 20-year-old man from Sun Valley was killed when a driver in a red Audi convertible rammed into his scooter just after daybreak on June 6. The details of the violent accident, which was recorded on surveillance video, are disturbing.
The man on the scooter was stopped at a red light at Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street in North Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported. The video, which local media obtained, showed the Audi, which appeared to be speeding, plow into the scooter. The collision propelled both the man and his scooter into the air.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
After striking the man on the scooter, the Audi went on to hit a number of parked cars, police said. One of them was an SUV. The force was so great that it wound up overturned on its side.
The driver of the Audi, a woman, was taken to the hospital. An LAPD spokesperson said she appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. No further information about the woman, including any charges she could face, was immediately available.
The young victim had no way of escaping the car as it barreled toward him. Now, his family is left to plan his funeral and wonder what might have been for his future.
If a loved one has been the victim of a fatal crash caused by a reckless, negligent or impaired driver, an attorney experienced in fatal-injury cases can advise you regarding your options for seeking justice and compensation.