Parents Of Southern California Pedestrian File Wrongful Death Suit

February 21, 2014

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of an Orange County software developer who was killed in a crosswalk last year after being struck by a vehicle fleeing police.

The Orange County Register reported the civil action filed this week names the city of Santa Ana, Orange County, the California Highway Patrol and the three men being pursued by police. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Andrew Reisse was hit last May by a Dodge Charger driven by Victor Sanchez, who Santa Ana police identified as a documented gang member.

LawsuitThe 33-year-old Reisse was the co-founder of Oculus VR, a popular Irvine-based virtual reality company.

Santa Ana spokesman Jose Gonzalez declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing city policy not to comment on pending litigation.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    Huh! says:
    There is some reason to suing the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian, but the suit against the rest of the defendants should not be allowed.
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