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The three sons of a 91-year-old Long Beach WWII vet who was struck by a truck and killed on Veterans Day while riding a motorized scooter for the disabled in Signal Hill have filed a wrongful death suit against the truck driver and his employer.

Joseph, John and Raymond Lopez Jr. filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Matthew Licht and Signal Hill-based PFT Alexander Inc. The suit seeks unspecified damages stemming from the death of Raymond Lopez Sr., who served in the Navy in World War II.

Licht could not be immediately reached for comment.

The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Willow Street and Temple Avenue in Signal Hill. Lopez was riding a scooter because he had difficulty walking, the suit states.

The complaint further alleges Licht was driving negligently and that his employer shares liability in Lopez’s death.

Lopez’s sons have lost his companionship as well as financial support he would have contributed before his death, the suit that was filed Wednesday states.

–City News Service

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