The family of a Dallas, Texas, motorcycle officer has filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over the officer’s death two years ago while escorting Clinton through the city. The city of Dallas has also been named as a defendant.
According to the lawsuit, the victim, Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada, was not properly trained and the road on which he was riding his motorcycle was not adequately maintained. The lawsuit further alleges that Clinton did not give the city adequate time to prepare for the motorcade.
Additionally, the lawsuit, which was filed in Texas state court on Monday, places blame on the city’s 911 system for a 12-minute delay in dispatching an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
Also named as defendants are Clinton’s presidential campaign and the company that manufactured Lozada’s motorcycle helmet.
In her lawsuit, Lozada’s widow is seeking damages for wrongful death, gross negligence, breach of warranty and product liability.
The accident occurred during Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. On the morning of February 22, 2008, Lozada, along with approximately 30 other motorcycle officers, were controlling traffic at various intersections as Clinton’s motorcade travelled through Dallas.
Lozada lost control of his bike when coming around a curve while performing a “leapfrog” maneuver in an attempt to pass the motorcade. Lozada’s bike ran up onto the sidewalk and he crashed head-on into a concrete outcropping.
The force of the impact caused Lozada to catapult dozens of feet forward, and his helmet was knocked off in the process.
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