Durham, NC (October 21, 2018) – Thursday night in Durham County a police chase ended in a wreck to the suspect attempting to flee. The crash occurred around 9:00 PM on West Seeman Street.
A witness who lives near the crash site reported hearing racing engines and then sirens headed down her road. They were followed shortly after by a large crash that she could hear from inside her home. By the time she came outside to investigate, several other police officers were already arriving on the scene. The witness commented that she was grateful no cars were hit as the street is very narrow.
The witness said police gave her no information as to what was going on but she does believe the suspect was apprehended at the scene.
North Carolina Accidents Caused by Police Pursuit
The risk of car accidents increases substantially when drivers choose to speed. When the police are involved in a high-speed chase on public roads the threat of an accident grows exponentially on behalf of both the police officer and the suspect. A suspect evading police capture may sometimes even intentionally cause accidents and property damage in an effort to slow the police. If your car has been damaged by a suspected criminal fleeing from law enforcement the first thing you want to do is document the event in writing and with pictures, then call your insurance company. The next and possibly most important step you should take is to reach out to a professional accident attorney.
The portion of the law that deals with police pursuits and culpability is very nuanced and can be extremely difficult for someone to fully understand. If you are filing a claim against someone who damaged your property while attempting to evade capture, you want to make sure that you are using every single asset available to you. There is no reason you should be forced to pay for damages in an accident you were not even involved in.
Here at the Nye Law Group, we have hard-working attorneys who will be able to assist you in this type of case. We want to make sure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. For a free consultation, call us at 912-200-5230 and speak with an attorney today.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.