According to the Los Angeles Times, a 23-year-old Pasadena man, Christopher Lopez, was driving home with his wife and daughter when a boulder, thrown from an overpass, smashed through the windshield of their car. Lopez, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was struck by the 35-pound boulder. His wife rushed him to the hospital in Glendale, where Lopez died from the impact.
The California Highway Patrol believes that the incident that lead to this California wrongful death was an intentional act. Lt. Chuck Geletko of the CHP stated, “This was an innocent family driving home. Because of a careless person or persons, their lives will forever be changed.” Officers are asking for help from the public to locate the person who threw the boulder from the overpass.
The tragic incident occurred on the westbound 134 Freeway at Orange Grove Boulevard shortly before 9 p.m. on March 13th. We offer our deepest condolences to Christopher Lopez’s wife and daughter. Anyone with information about the incident should call the CHP at (626) 296-8100.
If the person or persons who caused the wrongful death of Christopher Lopez is found, Lopez’s family will have the right to seek compensation through a California wrongful death claim. The victim’s family would need to hire a California wrongful death lawyer to determine what claims exist and to help them through the process. Certainly no amount of money will replace their loss, but financial compensation can help ease their burdens.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in Pasadena, California reach out to a wrongful death attorney at Walch Law. We understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one because of the negligence of another. If you are ready to discuss your case with a skilled attorney, call Walch Law today at 1-866-INJURY-2 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.