An on-duty Los Angeles Department of Transportation traffic officer was killed Friday morning in Van Nuys when he was struck by at least one of two vehicles involved in a collision.
The officer was outside of his vehicle when he was struck about 7:20 a.m. in the 15200 block of Victory Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police and the LADOT.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section said.
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"His death is a reminder that our 546 traffic officers faithfully serve the City of Los Angeles while putting their own lives on the line every day," according to a statement issued by the LADOT.