10 News is reporting that a two people led police on a high speed chase that ended in a car accident in North San Diego County on June 25, 2010 after authorities tried to apprehend the felons who were accused of stealing mail.
Our car accident lawyers in San Diego know that when you see those flashing red, white and blue lights behind you, a feeling of panic sweeps over you. When that happens, you have two choices: pull over and face your consequences or drive away starting a police car chase that could potentially lead to a car accident causing serious personal injuries.
Police chase in Carmel Valley ends in car accident.
According to authorities, 35-year-old Richard Crisostomo and 19-year-old Dezirae Hamon were wanted on suspicion of stealing mail several times, and when an officer spotted the blue Ford Ranger used in thefts near State Route 56, the pair started speeding away from police.
At about 11:45 a.m. the police chase started, and only a few minutes later, a car accident was the end result of the chase after the after the truck careened off the roadway in the 11700 block of Carmel Creed Road. Before coming to a stop, the truck caused property damage to three other cars that were parked along the street.
Once their truck was rendered useless, the two alleged felons then jumped out of the car and ran off, but San Diego Police Department Sargent Ray Battrick said they were apprehended soon after they started running.
When it comes to encounters with police, your best option is to pull over and let the authorities do their job. Don’t make the issue worse for yourself if you happen to start a police chase. The reckless driving involved can cause a car accident leading to an innocent person’s wrongful death.
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