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July 16, 2013

No One is Above the Law: LAPD Sergeant Daughter, Nabbed for Hit-and-run

No one is above the law. This should be true at all times as nobody should be exempted from the rule of law. So isn’t it enraging to see someone to just seemingly walk away from the law after committing a crime? On June 27, 2013, a man was riding his bike on his way to work on a Wednesday night. Then a dark-colored compact car hit the old man, causing severe injuries to the 60-year-old victim. The man was then brought to a nearby hospital and has been said to be in grave condition. The man’s family gathered around him in his hospital bed of the grandfather of three was in a come after suffering from a life-threatening head injury.

Sacred cows

As the hit-and-run victim was battling for his life, the police have identified 22-year-old Vanessa Yanez as the one responsible for the accident. However, people got irritated by the fact that Yanez literally walked out the Gardena Police Department despite being booked on felony charges in connection the hit-and-run incident. Yanez’s father, Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Sgt. Arturo Yanez even got mad at a TV news crew for filming his daughter while leaving the Gardena Police Department office.

Selective implementation of the law

The wife of the victim has shown dismay over what happened; saying that just walking away from such accident is such an inhuman act. The family of the victim also wonders why the elder Yanez seemed to do nothing about the accident and failed to follow the protocol following the incident. The victim’s family condemns this act by the police officer and hopes that the respective office acts on this seemingly attempt to cover up the truth and the selective implementation of the law by the concerned police official.

The pursuit for justice

Like the family of the victim, anybody who had someone close to them fall victim to similar accidents caused by one’s negligence should stand up and fight for their injured or killed loved one. Just ask the help of a good Los Angeles injury attorney to help you prepare, draft, and file a personal injury case against the ones responsible for the accident. This way, you can get the people responsible for the accidents accountable for their actions or the lack of it. A Los Angeles lawyer believes that more than getting damages for the said accidents, you will also be able to go after careless drivers (whether an ordinary or influential person) and keep them off the roads. 

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