Police chases are dangerous and often result in serious accidents and injuries for innocent bystanders. A lot of times, responding officers are blamed for their recklessness, but our San Diego County car accident lawyers believe the responsibility is on the people who are actually being chased.
According to Sign On San Diego, a woman who stole Blu-ray Discs from a Costco in Carlsbad led police on a chase and crashed into several cars — including a police cruiser — before she was captured. Making matters worse, she did all of this with her 16-month-old daughter in the backseat.
Woman arrested after theft, police chase and car accidents.
It all began when an officer responded to a call at 6:11 p.m. yesterday to a robbery at a Carlsbad Costco. When he arrived at the scene, a woman matching the description of the robber was parked in a red Lincoln Navigator. After he blocked it by parking in front of it, he exited to question the driver. It was then that the woman put the SUV in drive, rammed several park cars, including his patrol car, and sped out of the parking lot heading east on Palomar Airport Road.
After a brief police chase — in which the SUV went onto a sidewalk to maneuver around cars — the Lincoln pulled into a neighborhood on Topmast Drive about a mile and a half away from the Costco with both front tires flat. After striking a trio of parked cars, the SUV finally came to a stop in the middle of a court. Police then arrested the driver, 27-year-old Summer Nechelle Clark.
The good news? No one reported any injuries from the chase.
Clark faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, child endangerment, commercial burglary and felon evading. But our firm’s Carlsbad car accident lawyer want you to imagine her charges if she caused a fatal crash?
If you were injured in a car crash that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to a settlement. Call our bilingual offices at 1-800-655-6585 for a FREE Consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in San Diego or click here to submit your case for a FREE Online Review. There is no fee if no recovery.