February 02, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – UPDATE: Victims Identified in Fatal Chase on Woodman Ave.

Los Angeles, CA - UPDATE: Victims Identified in Fatal Chase on Woodman Ave.

Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2023) – Officials in the Panorama City area have identified the two men killed in a crash involving a police chase on Tuesday, January 31st. The accident occurred at the intersection of Woodman and Lanark Avenues.

According to reports from the Los Angeles Police Department, officials spotted a stolen Toyota Tacoma traveling on Woodman Avenue. The driver of the truck was pursued by police, but he led them on a chase through several areas. Eventually, the driver collided with another vehicle while being chased. Two men inside the second vehicle were killed in the crash. The two men were later identified as 49-year-old Timothy Schultz of Reseda, and 47-year-old Christopher Teagardin, of Grenada Hills.

The driver of the stolen truck was identified as 32-year-old Oscar Delacruz. Delacruz was captured and taken to jail, where he is facing a murder charge. Additional charges are pending the outcome of an investigation.

No further information has been released at this time.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families of Timothy Schultz and Christopher Teagardin following this fatal car accident in Los Angeles.

Fatal Accidents in Los Angeles

Each year, hundreds of motorists will lose their lives in Los Angeles car accidents. Last year, nearly 300 people were killed in crashes on our local roadways. The vast majority of these accidents occurred because of negligent driving. This includes drivers who are speeding, distracted, impaired, or otherwise violating the law. Drivers who operate their vehicles in a reckless manner are greatly increasing the risks to themselves and everyone else on the road. It just takes a split second of bad decision-making for a major crash to occur.

In California, the law gives crash victims the right to recover restitution for their injuries. This includes making them whole again by providing compensation that can help pay for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and possibly other costs. In order to be entitled to compensation, it is important to speak with a skilled car accident attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible. Failure to exercise your rights in a timely manner can result in a poor outcome for your case.

At Madison Law Group, our team can help you if you or a loved one have been affected in an accident. We are familiar with the law and the procedure needed to obtain compensation for you. We know that you are feeling hopeless and lost at this time, however, we are here to help you move forward and fight for the maximum possible compensation under the circumstances of your particular case.

Our team stands ready to assist you at any time. We offer free consultation and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will explain your rights and the process in detail. To schedule your time to meet with a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.

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