LA Sanitation Truck Fatally Strikes Homeless Person in Sherman Oaks

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LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation motortruck struck and killed a idiosyncratic successful Sherman Oaks Jan. 25 afternoon, according to Councilwoman Nithya Raman.

No different details were instantly available.

The idiosyncratic was “believed to beryllium unhoused,” according to Raman. Three different unhoused radical person died successful caller days successful the Sherman Oaks area. Raman added that she was awaiting details connected what caused the different deaths.

“These are lives that mattered and we explicit our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of these individuals,” Raman said successful a statement.

Raman added that her bureau has invested successful resources and contracted with work providers for interim housing. There is besides a squad of wellness practitioners moving on Ventura Boulevard.

“These deaths shed airy connected the gravity of our city’s homelessness situation and wherefore we indispensable respond with urgency to bring radical disconnected the streets and into shelter,” Raman said. “But nary substance the cause, nary beingness oregon decease connected the thoroughfare is acceptable. We volition support pushing to bash much until we are astatine zero.”