Detectives Investigate Traffic Collision

September 3, 2002

Los Angeles: On August 31, 2002, at approximately 12:35 p.m. a male driving a gold Buick was driving eastbound Sherman Way, crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a blue Dodge van that was stopped southbound Woodman Avenue. After the first collision, the gold Buick continued eastbound and collided with a burgundy Toyota van that was northbound on Woodman Avenue. The Driver of the Dodge van, a 57 year-old, resident of North Hollywood, was treated at scene and released. The driver of the Toyota van, a 37 year-old resident of Panorama City, was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.
At this time, Detectives believe the driver of the gold Buick, a 62 year-old resident from Van Nuys may have suffered from a possible seizure at the time of the collision.
This incident is currently under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detectives at 818-756-8391. During off-hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.