[Carson, CA] – Daniel Patten AKA Dano Live Struck and Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Near East 230th Street
Photographer Daniel Patten Killed in Vehicle Crash Near East 230th Street
December 29, 2020 – Daniel Patten, age 66, was killed on Christmas Day at around 1:30 P.M. Moreover, the photographer and videographer was struck and killed by a vehicle near East 230th Street and Banning Street.
Subsequently, the fatal crash took place in an illegal street race.
First, a driver lost control of their vehicle. As a result, they crashed into the crowd of onlookers.
Unfortunately, several people were injured in the accident. However, the extent of their injuries was not immediately evident.
Initially, Mr. Patten was taking pictures of the race. Also, the race is held every year on Christmas day. Then, the accident happened.
In The Aftermath
Afterward, his girlfriend and some close friends held a vigil for Mr. Patten Saturday night. Lovingly, they spoke of his love of cars and his big heart.
Additionally, Mr. Patten’s girlfriend mentioned that she hopes authorities would catch the people involved in the crash. Also, it is her hope that people will stop illegal street racing.
Later, no arrests were made because the driver involved in the accident drove away. Dejected, the LASD does not have any suspect information.
Meanwhile, the LASD’s Carson Station said this is an ongoing active investigation. Also, please call the station immediately at 310-830-1123 if you have further details about the incident.
It is time to stand up against this dangerous, irresponsible culture
Everyone can agree that the noticeable rise in crime, which is the theme of 2020, is more than tiresome. From climbing car theft rates to senseless violence, everyone seems on edge these days.
If things were not bad enough, there is a rising trend of street takeovers by criminals who want to do burnouts, drift, etc. Subsequently, injuring innocent bystanders.
People absolutely love cars, and they love having fun behind the wheel even more. Not to mention, we drive on the same public roads with our children and other loved ones.
Real supporters do not take part in street takeovers and we are tired about the way media outlets, politicians, and others portray it as a problem attached to the hobby. Also, true car lovers have a healthy understanding and respect for the potentially destructive nature of their vehicle.
Consequently, a major epicenter for this street takeover trend has been Atlanta. Not to mention, the scene in the metropolitan area has become notorious, with attendees creating a carnival-like atmosphere complete with fireworks and music.
Police blame empty streets from shutdowns as well as social media for the increase. However, a disregard for safety and a sense of entitlement are the real problems.
Disagree that these people organizing and taking part in street takeovers are selfish and entitled?
Last month, a group took over the street in front of the Space Needle in Seattle last month. As a result, police took over an hour to respond as it happened during roving riots in the city.
After they finally arrived, officers had to make their way through a sea of parked cars in the road. Alas, this gave the drivers who were doing smoke donuts enough time to escape.
Motorcycle Group Taunt Houston Police As They Evade Arrest
Another city which has more than its share of street takeover problems is Houston. Moreover, while it was not a complete takeover situation, the police responded to motorcyclists performing tricks on a highway and even attacking one car.
Several riders taunted police and refused to pull over. As a result, a recent Facebook post made by the Houston Police Officers’ Union blamed the problem on criminals no longer fearing “prosecution or repercussions for their actions.”
Not all communities are putting up with street takeovers. Furthermore, a recent report displayed how Phoenix Az. police are cracking down on street takeovers.
Officials say it is not only the street takeovers involve dangerous driving that they are looking for. Sadly, these events are a magnet for drug use, impaired driving, as well as violence.
Hopefully, other cities find ways to combat this rising trend, because the criminals involved are becoming more brazen which makes them more dangerous.
Responsible car lovers usually give back to the community where they live in one way or another. For example, there are countless car clubs, groups of friends raising money for charity, parades for a child’s birthday parties, among other things that help make where they live a better place.
To the family and friends of Daniel Patten, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
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