Every year, thousands of ordinary and innocent pedestrians get involved in motor vehicle accidents on the road. These accidents are usually caused by irresponsible drivers that are drunk during the time of the accident. There are also some instances when these accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Talking to someone or sending text messages through their mobile phones, or tinkering with all sorts of stuff in their cars. These accidents often get innocent bystanders injured, disabled, or worse, dead.
Just recently, a police officer became a victim of such an incident. An operative of the Los Angeles Police District (LAPD) was patrolling one day when a vehicle that’s out of control rammed on their patrol car, immediately killing his partner. This accident happened near Anaheim Street and President Avenue, around 3:45 in the morning. According to reports, Richard Medina and his partner, Roberto Sanchez, were trying to chase a speeding white Camaro when a Chevrolet Tahoe hit their patrol car as they were trying to make a U-turn. Both Medina and Sanchez were extricated from the car before being rushed to the nearby hospital.
Sadly, instead of turning themselves over to the authorities, driver of the big SUV decided to flee the scene, leaving them for dead. The two, after being extricated from the crash. Sadly, Sanchez died later on and didn’t survive. This is the third time that an accident involving an LAPD officer happened. That is why this latest incident got authorities worried over the trend. Further investigations are being done to help identify the suspects for this latest incident. If identified, authorities will be filing hit-and-run charges against those responsible for the crash that killed one of their servicemen.
More importantly, authorities have once again reiterated the great dangers that drunk or distracted causes. While investigations are still on-going, authorities believe that the driver of the vehicle was either intoxicated or distracted. And so, as law-abiding citizen of the nation, everyone must take part in trying to make American roads safer. By saying no to alcohol or not allowing yourself to be distracted while driving, you are helping a lot in preventing these accidents. By doing so, you help make the roads safer and keep yourself away from harm.