SAN CARLOS, California (April 25, 2016) – A San Mateo sheriff’s sergeant was injured after he crashed into a suspect’s vehicle as he was trying to stop the felon to create chaos on El Camino Real Monday morning, according to SF Examiner.
The accident happened at around 7:40 a.m.
Preliminary reports stated that a low-speed chase occurred in the area between Olive Street to Arroyo Avenue.
The suspect, identified as 54-year-old Karen Teichmann, started driving into oncoming traffic. The responding sheriff’s sergeant was afraid Teichmann would cause a head-on collision during rush hou, as mentioned in the article.
The chance of a collision occurring led the officers decision to ram into Teichmann’s car.
The force of the collision was significant, resulting in an officer sustaining minor injuries. He immediately was given medical attention by the rescuing paramedics.
The smash wrecked the patrol vehicle which ended up pinned below the rear end of Teichmann’s car.
Prior to the crash, the 54-year-old woman was involved in two other different crashes where she escaped by driving away.
The SF Examiner published that drugs and alcohol were considered factors in the case.
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