Legal news for Texas wrongful death attorneys. The family of a motorcycle officer who was killed in Clinton’s motorcade filed a lawsuit.
Texas wrongful death attorneys alert- Hilary Rodham Clinton, among others, named in lawsuit after a motorcycle officer died in motorcade crash.
Dallas, TX—The family Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada, who was killed in motorcycle motorcade accident while escorting Hilary Rodham Clinton, filed a lawsuit on Monday, February 22, 2010, which was the second anniversary of his death. The lawsuit named Hilary Rodham Clinton, the city of Dallas, Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the Super Seer Corp., who made the officer’s helmet, as defendants in the case, as reported by The Dallas Morning News.
Lozada was reportedly a part of a 30-motorcycle officer motorcade that was controlling traffic at intersections while Hilary Clinton drove through Dallas. As the motorcade moved south onto the Houston Street viaduct, Lozada rounded a curve while doing a “leapfrog” pass maneuver, when he lost control of his motorcycle. The bike jumped onto a sidewalk before slamming head-on into a concrete outcropping, tossing him dozens of feet down the roadway and knocking off his helmet. Lozada died as a result of the crash.
The lawsuit alleges that Lozada was not properly trained or had adequate experience to participate in the motorcade; the road was poorly maintained, and Clinton did not give the city enough notice in order to properly prepare for the motorcade; supervisors neglected to make sure that all of the participating officers had practiced the entire route before the actual escort took place; and that the Super Seer manufactured helmet was found defective after the chin strap came unlatched, causing the helmet to come off. The lawsuit also blamed fault on Dallas’ 911 emergency system for a 12-minute delay in sending an ambulance to the scene.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Texas wrongful death lawyers.