Running from the law will always cost somebody. In this case, one driver’s bad decision cause personal injury in a pedestrian accident after a police chase.
Three teenage pedestrians suffered serious injuries after a police chase ended with a pedestrian accident in New York City on Thursday, February 12, 2009. The car — which had originally been stopped by the police — drove onto a sidewalk, struck them and hit a concrete wall.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys know that accidents like these can happen at any time, which is why it’s important for you to always be mindful of what is going on around you while you walk to where you’re going.
Cars are unpredictable machines, and a police chase comes with high rates of speed that can make a car even harder to control. One slip by the driver can cause lives to change — not just the driver, but anyone the driver may hit.
The three pedestrians, a 15-year-old boy and two girls, 16 and 17, were taken the hospital for treatment and observation. All three pedestrians were in stable condition, while two suffered head and brain injuries in the pedestrian accident.
An unmarked police car pulled over a red Honda at about 3 p.m., suspecting that the driver and passengers inside the car were armed with deadly weapons. As police approached the pulled over car, the car driver took off. Police chase followed, and soon, the officers were told to call off the police pursuit and search on foot.
Sometime thereafter, the car driver of the Honda lost control, mounted the sidewalk, caused the pedestrian accidents and ran into a wall. The suspects then got out of the wrecked car and fled on foot. No arrests were been reported immediately afterward.
As personal injury lawyers, obviously, it is never a good idea to flee from police officers, especially in a car as a likely personal injury car accident is very likely to occur. Even though three pedestrians were injured, luckily no wrong deaths occurred in this pedestrian accident. Cases like these do not usually have such a fortunate ending, and there were still serious injuries caused by this accident.
If you are ever in a situation involving police, that you cooperate and hopefully everything gets sorted out without any auto accidents or wrongful deaths after a police chase.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines