Police officer killed 8-5-2017 605 Freeway in Cerritos

Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Struck and Killed on the Shoulder of the Road After Vehicle Broke Down

Our law firm is currently investigating the possibility of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against all responsible parties for an accident that occurred August 5, 2017 in Cerritos, California.

A 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was struck and killed on Saturday, August 5, 2017, by a vehicle after he pulled over on the shoulder of the road on the 605 Freeway in Cerritos, authorities said.

Deputy Michael Haak, a father of three, was driving northbound when he presumably experienced vehicle troubles around 2:40 p.m. that Saturday.

Haak pulled to the shoulder and exited his vehicles on the side of traffic when he was hit by a car which was driving in the right-most lane. The other driver, a 54-year-old man from Buena Park, fully cooperated with California Highway Patrol investigators. They reported that he was not under the influence of any substances, according to the sheriff’s news release.

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