A recent accident which police have tied to street racing between at least two teenagers left both a man from the greater Los Angeles area and his dog dead. The man was out with his pet for a morning jog when at least one of the vehicles involved in the street race slammed in to him.
A crash reconstruction is still underway, but two 17-year-olds have been charged with vehicular manslaughter as well as other charges in relation to the crash. According to reports, two vehicles, a Toyota and a Mercedes, were driving westbound on Huntington Drive where they allegedly were involved in a street race. At some point, the Mercedes tried to cut the Toyota off, lost control and at some point in the vehicle trajectory, struck the man and his dog out jogging. Both died at the scene.
It’s also suspected that there may have been a third vehicle involved, but that’s not confirmed, and no-one has been charged yet. The cars were ‘traveling faster than the other traffic’, according to reports, but we do not yet know at what rate of speed they were traveling. The jogger was on the Huntington Drive median when he and his dog were struck and killed.
This fatal accident is another reminder that another’s negligence can easily lead to someone’s death. While the two alleged street racers may never have intended to hurt or kill anyone, that wasn’t the result of their alleged actions. The man’s untimely death is a blow to friends, loved ones and colleagues. Wrongful death seems to be a phrase on everyone’s mind after an accident such as this.