When police attempt to stop a vehicle, some circumstances make the driver of the vehicle not want to stop. As a result, a chase could ensue that may put other individuals on the roadway at risk of being in a crash. If the driver of the pursued vehicle is going over the speed limit, the increased speed could result in a collision that causes considerable damage.
A recent accident in Ohio occurred that involved a vehicle being pursued by police. It was reported that an individual was driving a sports car that had been stolen. Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued traveling. While being followed by police, the sports car crashed into an SUV that was attempting to make a left turn.
The incident caused the sports car to catch on fire, and the SUV collided with a telephone pole before turning onto its side. The driver of the car suffered fatal injuries in the accident and died at an area hospital. The driver of the SUV was taken to the same hospital and was considered to be in critical condition at the time of the report. Speed and reckless driving were apparently considered factors in the accident.
Though the driver of the car died in the crash, the critically injured SUV driver may still have the option to pursue a legal claim. That individual may wish to file a personal injury claim against the estate of the deceased driver in order to seek compensation. A successful civil claim could allow the injured individual to be awarded compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages allowable under Ohio law.
Source: wtol.com, “Driver killed in crash after fleeing police in stolen Porsche“, Trevor Ault, Sept. 18, 2015