1 Injured After Police Chase Ends in Crash at Big Horn and Laguna
SACRAMENTO (August 22, 2017) – A female driver was rushed to a hospital after a police-chased car crashed into her vehicle at Big Horn and Laguna boulevards Sunday morning, according to CBS Sacramento.
Officials said the incident began just after 9:15 a.m. on the Interstate 5 Freeway. A Sacramento Police Officer reportedly spotted a red Honda Civic with plates that came up stolen from Meadow Vista.
Subsequently, the officers tried to pull over the Civic but the driver failed to yield. A pursuit then ensued for about 12 minutes long, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph.
Sacramento Car Crash
As per the article, the chase ended when the Civic slammed into a bystander vehicle at the intersection. The impact totaled both cars, and forced the Civic to crash into a Sacramento shopping center.
When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they immediately attended to the female driver of the bystander vehicle. The victim was reportedly taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The identity of the patient remains unknown at this time.
Meanwhile, authorities affirmed the suspect driving the allegedly stolen Honda was arrested shortly after the incident.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California has historically had higher numbers for injuries in crashes involving motor vehicle pursuits by peace officers. Given that, several laws have been passed in protection and favor of innocent people who are usually the victims of these tragic accidents.
Lawyers from Johnson Attorneys Group are well-knowledged and familiar with the state’s traffic laws relating to police chase injuries. Can the driver of the fleeing vehicle be sued by the victim? Is there potential police liability? The victim in this specific case and her family members certainly have several questions at this time. JAG can provide the necessary legal assistance to the victim in identifying the person or parties at fault and their liabilities for the physical, emotional, and financial trauma she and his family suffered in this incident.
Give us a call today at 800-235-6801. Our California-licensed attorneys can provide you a free case evaluation and help you understand the right steps to take after your accident.
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