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Homeless man sleeping under car fatally run over, police say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A woman made a gruesome discovery while she was on her way to work early Tuesday morning. 

Investigators said the incident was reported around 4 a.m. near Reseda Boulevard and Mayall Street in Northridge. Officials said the woman was pulling out onto Reseda Blvd. when she felt a “thump” as if she had hit something. Thinking it was an animal, she got out to assess the scene and realized it was a man. 

She contacted authorities and once first responders arrived, the man was declared dead at the scene. Officials believe the man was homeless and had been sleeping underneath her car. 

The woman remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. It is not believed she’ll face any criminal charges. 

Reseda Blvd. was closed between Mayall and Lassen streets for the investigation. The road closure was set to be in place for several hours.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.