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CHP Officer Succumbs to Injuries Two Weeks After Highway Hit

CHP Officer Succumbs to Injuries Two Weeks After Highway Hit

Associated Press

June 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES—A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who was critically injured in an accident on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles two weeks ago has died.

The CHP says Officer Phillip Ortiz died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

Ortiz had pulled over an SUV June 9 on the right shoulder of the highway near the Interstate 10 interchange when he was hit from behind.

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Authorities said the officer was making a traffic stop on the side of the freeway when a third vehicle struck his motorcycle and pushed him into the stopped vehicle

Witnesses told investigators that a car traveling on the shoulder that tried to pass slower traffic suddenly came upon the stopped motorcycle and SUV.

The car crashed into the officer, shoving him and his motorcycle forward into the stopped SUV, pinning him in the wreckage until rescuers extricated him.

The CHP says Ortiz had been in a coma since the accident.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P., prayers to family and friends.

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    milcop

    about 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother

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    jortives1969

    about 4 years ago

    1686 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    JMeaders

    about 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    Another reminder to motorists to pay attention. The lights aren't just for show and the shoulder isn't used to pass. RIP brother.

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    captainbud

    about 4 years ago

    420 Comments

    Rest in peace, brother. May God be with youra family and friends.

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    Kath

    about 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    RIP Prayers to friends, family, and the department.

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    Eilene

    about 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Phillip Ortiz and his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. May he rest in peace.

    Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
    Amen.

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    jdynomit

    about 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with this Officer, his family and fellow officers

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    SERT0629

    about 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    RIP BROTHER. YOU WILL BE MISSED, YET ANOTHER GREAT LOSS FOR THE STATE OF CA.

    FOR THE A$$ THAT KILLED THIS OFFICER, I HOPE THIS STAYS ON YOUR MIND FOR AS LONG AS YOU LIVE.

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    tonyv48

    about 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    my blessings to his family, be strong, for god has another angel guard to help heaven's doorway.

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    WACollector

    about 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    Inxorte

    about 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace. May God bless your family, friends and co-workers.

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