According to LAPD records, Los Angeles sees around 700 police chases a year which is about 2 a day. These numbers have steadily come up over the last five years with some police officers calling it an epidemic.
Unfortunately, with all these chases come accidents and oftentimes, innocent people get hurt in the crash.
LA Police Chase Sends Three to the Hospital
On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, a police chase ended when the target car struck a pickup truck. The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. near Tujunga Avenue and Erwin Street. The crash was so violent that it took out a street light and sent the pickup truck into a yard, and the car ended upside down on the sidewalk.
Police suspected that the car was stolen, but it hasn’t been confirmed. The driver and a passenger of the car were trapped for a time and were taken to the hospital after being freed by firefighters. The driver of the pickup was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital.
Police Chase Injuries
Like the accident mentioned above, police chases often end in a violent crash with a high impact. This is because of the speed of the target car. This causes some significant injuries observed by EMS and trauma centers. Some of the more common of these injuries are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Broken Wrists
- Compound Fractures
- Organ Damage
- Chest Compression Injuries
- Air Bag Injuries
These are just a few of the injuries that can happen in a police chase. If you’ve been injured because of a police chase, don’t’ face the insurance company and their lawyers alone. Talk to a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to find out your rights under the law.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney
The best thing to do when injured in an automobile accident is to talk to a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney who understands the law and has experience getting injured victims the compensation they deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.