Alan J. Pogglo, 23, and Lindsay Pogglo, 22, both of Shafter, have died in a Sylmar rear-end collision auto accident on the 5 Freeway in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley. According to an Associated Press news report, Alan was riding his 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle on the freeway when his motorcycle stopped and he got off the vehicle in the middle lane of the freeway.
His sister, who was reportedly driving a Dodge Neon, stopped her car behind the motorcycle to help her brother and turned on the emergency lights when a pickup truck driven by 50-year-old Ronald R. Benedetti of Littlerock rear-ended the car, killing brother and sister. Both Alan and Lindsay Pogglo were pronounced dead at the scene.
Please keep this family in your prayers. I offer my deepest condolences to the Pogglo family as well as Linsay’s and Alan’s friends. I can’t imagine the grief the Pogglo family is enduring.
It’s still too early to say exactly what happened in this fatal freeway auto accident. Although this news report states that it is not clear why Alan stopped his motorcycle on the freeway, I’m convinced that he must have experienced some mechanical difficulties with his vehicle or it must have stalled. I am sure he must have stopped due to some necessity.
It seems to me that Lindsay stopped behind Alan in the interest of her brother’s safety and to help him. The question is, why didn’t Benedetti, who stuck Lindsay’s Dodge Neon from behind, either stop his vehicle or go around the Dodge Neon. It would be in the Pogglo family’s best interest to retain the services of a top personal injury lawyer in California who will investigate this automobile collision and protect the rights of Alan’s and Lindsay’s heirs. If Benedetti had enough time to avoid hitting the Dodge Neon stopped on the freeway, then he and possibly others, should be held responsible for these tragic deaths and the resulting family losses.
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