Motorcade Crash Victim's Family Sues Hillary Clinton

Dallas officer's family blame city, Clinton campaign for his death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2010 2:08 AM CST
Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada-Tirado was killed while escorting a Hillary Clinton campaign motorcade.   (AP Photo/The Dallas Police Department)
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(Newser) – The family of a Dallas motorcycle cop who died escorting Hillary Clinton in a campaign motorcade 2 years ago are suing her, the city, and the makers of the helmet he was wearing. Dallas officials didn't give the officer proper training and the Clinton campaign didn't give enough notice that it would require motorcade assistance, claims the suit by Victor Lozada-Tirado's widow and children.

Lozada-Tirado, 49, had been controlling traffic at intersections as Clinton's motorcade rolled through the city. He was killed when he lost control of his bike rounding a curve to perform a "leapfrog" maneuver to pass the motorcade. The lawsuit notes that supervisors had failed to ensure that officers involved in the motorcade had ridden the entire route before the escort.

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