Lexington, SC – Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase and Striking Deputy

Lexington, SC (November 29, 2018) – A man was arrested in Lexington after he went on a high-speed chase and struck a deputy with his vehicle.  He was located a short time later hiding shirtless in a tree. The deputy was injured.

When police initially made contact with Joseph Allen Tuten is was because they received calls regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a truck stop.  As they approached the vehicle they realized that the car was stolen.  When Tuten realized the police had arrived he began to accelerate at a high rate of speed and struck an officer, who has been identified as Nicole McElroy. Tuten ran from the vehicle after hitting the policewoman and headed towards a heavily wooded area.  Police called in a K-9 Unit and Tuten was located a short time later hiding at the top of a 35-foot tree. He was apprehended without any other problems.  He is being charged with multiple multiple offenses.

Nicole McElroy’s injuries are not catastrophic in nature and she is expected to make a full recovery.  She is currently being hospitalized for treatment.  Our thoughts are with her and her loved ones as she begins the road to recovery.   This incident is still under investigation.

Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina 

Lexington, SC – Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase and Striking DeputyPedestrian accidents are quite prevalent in South Carolina, with negligent drivers causing serious injuries and fatalities every week on our roadways. According to statistics that were conducted in 2017, 71 pedestrians lost their lives in the first six months of the year. This was an increase from the 66 pedestrians who lost their lives in the first six months of 2016. If you have been seriously injured due to a preventable accident, you could be entitled to compensation on behalf of a negligent party. A Georgia pedestrian accident attorney could ensure that your rights are protected.

Our dedicated and experienced Georgia car accident lawyers at the Nye Law Group have decades of experience in these particular cases and have committed themselves to help those who are injured in these unexpected, serious accidents. We are passionate about helping those who have been unfairly injured by an outright reckless party and have proven case results. Being injured in an accident can be one of the most difficult things you ever experience. Contact the Nye Law Group to find out how we can assist you at 912-200-5230.

Note: A variety of outside 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.


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