Uber Passenger Hit and Killed by CHP Officer after Exiting Vehicle on 101 Freeway
ENCINO, CA (October 14, 2019) – A passenger who fled from a stopped Uber vehicle was fatally struck by a patrol car early Monday morning in Encino.
Authorities received a disturbance call about 3:30 a.m. from an Uber driver who stated his passengers were arguing and fighting inside his vehicle.
The Uber driver stopped the car on the westbound side of 101 Freeway near the Balboa Boulevard exit, when his passengers started punching each other. Without his knowledge, one of his passengers got out of the car, jumped over the center divider and began running through the eastbound lanes.
A CHP vehicle responding to the incident at an unknown speed struck the pedestrian. As a result, the man died at the scene, officials said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Silva Danuka, 30, of Northridge.
An officer inside the patrol vehicle suffered minor abrasions to his left arm and was treated at the scene.
CHP later said the officer is a 48-year-old Woodland Hills man, but the agency did not release his name.
The crash closed all eastbound lanes of 101 Freeway at White Oak Avenue. All lanes were reopened shortly before 10:00 a.m.
Further investigation of this incident is underway.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Silva Danuka during this difficult time.
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