Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer Faces Lawsuit for Wrongful Death After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, is facing a lawsuit for wrongful death after allegedly being involved in a fatal pedestrian accident in Alhambra, CA. The incident, which occurred in March, resulted in the death of a 47-year-old man named Israel Sanchez.

According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Klinghoffer was driving a black GMC Yukon when he made a left turn and struck Sanchez, who was using a crosswalk at the time. The collision caused Sanchez to be dragged across the asphalt, leading to severe head injuries that proved fatal hours later.

Video footage of the incident shows the pedestrian being hit from behind by the SUV driven by Klinghoffer, who allegedly did not apply the brakes and appeared distracted while driving. After the collision, Klinghoffer stopped, approached the victim, and then returned to his vehicle.

Despite the tragic outcome, no arrests have been made by the Los Angeles police in connection with the case. Klinghoffer, known for his tenure with the Red Hot Chili Peppers from 2009 to 2019, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2012.

Currently touring with Pearl Jam, Klinghoffer is now facing legal action for negligence and wrongful death, with the victim’s family seeking damages. Klinghoffer’s attorney described the incident as a tragic accident, emphasizing his client’s cooperation with authorities.


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